Browse Definitions :
Definition

The Green Grid

The Green Grid is a nonprofit consortium whose mission is to become "the global authority on resource efficiency in information technology and data centers."

According to The Green Grid website, the organization provides a forum for IT directors, facilities managers and C-level executives to come together and discuss different options for improving resource efficiency. Findings and recommendations from these forums are published on a regular basis. Metrics created and endorsed by The Green Grid include:

  • Electronic Disposal Efficiency (EDE) - the percentage of decommissioned information technology electronics and electrical equipment that is disposed of through known responsible entities.
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) - the ratio of total facilities energy to IT equipment energy.
  • Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCIE) - the ratio of IT equipment power to total facility power.
  • Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) - the product of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per kilowatt hour (CEF) and the data center's annual PUE.
  • Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) - the ratio of the annual site water usage in liters to the IT equipment energy usage in kilowatt hours (Kwh).
  • Data Center Productivity (DCP) - the quantity of useful information processing completed relative to the amount of some resource consumed in producing the work.

 

 

This was last updated in July 2013

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • quantum key distribution (QKD)

    Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a secure communication method for exchanging encryption keys only known between shared parties.

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

  • cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organization can quickly resume work ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

SearchStorage

  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is storage for noncritical data that will not be frequently accessed.

  • logical unit number (LUN)

    A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier for designating an individual or collection of physical or virtual storage ...

Close