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Green IT more than just server virtualisation

Jared Heng | Sept. 1, 2008
A green data centre strategy should include power usage effectiveness.

The nameplates value usually ranges from two-thirds to double the servers actual power consumption, Liu said. As such, measurement of actual power consumption is crucial for capacity planning.

He cautioned that if capacity planning was based on nameplate values, the enterprise would end up planning for more capacity than needed, leading to over-spending in the data centre.


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