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Power usage effectiveness

(also PUE)

Power usage effectiveness definition

Power usage effectiveness is a data center’s energy efficiency. Organizations need massive data centers to support their operations and deliver services. However, the infrastructure required to carry out these transactions produces a massive amount of heat. Data centers use up enormous amounts of energy to cool server rooms — that directly translates into higher operating costs and environmental footprint

Increasing power usage effectiveness

  • Maintaining higher temperatures whenever servers allow it.
  • Choosing colder regions when establishing new data centers.
  • Reducing density and improving the flow of cooling air.
  • Using geothermal cooling.