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The Foundation for IT Sustainability launches PUE Certification

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The Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG) announces the completion and final testing of the proof of concept of the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Certification for data centres.

FFITS.ORG is a non-profit organisation that pioneered Green IT training, and the certification labelling program.

Making the announcement, FFITS.ORG Board Member, William Ehmcke said that the identity of the data centre must remain confidential for commercial reasons; however the organisation thanks a member organisation for ‘donating’ the use of their data centre to validate the entire testing and validation process.

To be announced during the International Green IT Awareness Week (1-7 June 2013), FFITS.ORG is launching the standardised PUE Balanced Scorecard program to provide an apples to apples comparison of data centres. The PUE Certification can provide the initial first step for Australian companies considering undertaking the new NABERS for Data Centres accreditation.

Mark Winter, Founder and CEO of FFITS.ORG explains that the FFITS.ORG PUE Certification provides data centre operators with an independent verification of their PUE claims. With the rapid rollout of cloud computing services, the demand for data centre real estate continues to increase but organisations evaluating these providers are looking for more than just available space.

Winter says that in today’s data centre marketplace ‘Green’ or environmental credentials are increasingly at the forefront of purchasers’ minds and the distinctive PUE Certification Label provides data centre operators with a competitive differentiator, enabling them to stand out in the industry.

By offering a third party and independent certification service, FFITS.ORG is able to provide an immediately recognisable validation of efforts toward energy efficiencies. Mr Winter adds that the FFITS.ORG PUE certification will assist the industry in providing confidence around problematic PUE claims in the marketplace.

This feature is presented by Ferret - www.ferret.com.au.

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