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Google Discloses Datacenter PUE of 1.21

Posted on October 9, 2008 by Henry Hsu

While Google has typically closely-guarded details regarding their datacenters as a competitive advantage, the company recently disclosed a weighted-average PUE of 1.21. This is nothing short of astounding; one datacenter even posted a quarterly average PUE of 1.13! Google shares some of ways they achieve such efficiency here, albeit at a very high-level.

Recently, Raritan used our own datacenter tools to determine our corporate PUE, and were very proud to have achieved a PUE of 1.6—which is below today’s average. However, we have quite a ways to go before catching up to Google. Our efforts to date have been chronicled in our whitepapers.

If you are unfamiliar with the PUE metric, Google does a pretty good job of explaining it—although The Green Grid is still considered the canonical source: learn about PUE in their Power Efficiency Metrics whitepaper.

To learn how Raritan can improve your data center PUE, click here.

Your data center PUE could benefit from Raritan’s Power Management solutions.


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