This white paper forms part of the BCS's drive to stimulate discussion about the impact the industry is having on the environment and offer solutions to help reduce the carbon footprint. Our objective is, over time, to develop a series of best practice guides for the profession.
The paper was produced through consultation with both data centre specialist group members and other external industry experts. It explains data centre metrics and reviews why they are needed, compares current data centre efficiency metrics and proposes a set of analysis methods and metrics for operators to complement the existing industry reporting metrics.
Earlier this year the group announced funding from the Carbon Trust and Romonet to produce simulation software for data centre operators based on the findings of the white paper. Information about the simulation tool can be found at: http://dcsg.bcs.org/.