The Uptime Institute 2013 research reinforces our survey results. They state “Well over half of the respondents report that saving energy is a major priority for their organisations and yet most organisations do not have financial incentives optimised to affect real change”.
For example, on average, only 20% of organizations’ IT Departments pay the data center power bill. They also state “Of the small deployment consisting of 500 servers or less nearly 50% are not measuring measuring Power Utilisation Effectiveness (PUE) at all. And only 18% are measuring PUE at the advanced categories. The average global, self-reported PUE from this survey was between 1.8 and 1.89.
Best practice is to operate with a PUE of under 1.3.
Free cooling systems and careful management of air-flow and temperature pay large dividends.
This is a call-to-action to target these facilities in the Workplace by introducing energy management with a focus project to reduce demand.