Browse Definitions :
Definition

electronic disposal efficiency (EDE) metric

Electronics disposal efficiency (EDE) is the percentage of decommissioned information technology electronics and electrical equipment that is disposed of through known responsible entities.

The electronic disposal efficiency metric was created by the Green Grid to help data center administrators measure their success in responsibly managing outdated equipment. The Green Grid is an international non-profit consortium that works to improve data center energy efficiency.

The EDE metric is intended to be used by an organization to set a benchmark and measure improvement over time. Calculating EDE requires the organization to know the weight of the equipment that has been decommissioned and its destination when it leaves the organization's control. The eventual goal is to transfer 100% of an organization's decommissioned IT equipment to a third party that has been certified to meet electronics recycling standards.

See also: power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric, data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) metric

This was last updated in May 2013

Continue Reading About electronic disposal efficiency (EDE) metric

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

SearchSecurity

  • RSA algorithm (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman)

    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • IP Spoofing

    IP spoofing is the crafting of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a source IP address that has been modified to impersonate ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

SearchStorage

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

Close