In a surprising announcement, the Chinese government has issued a full ban on data centers in Beijing whose power usage effectiveness (PUE) exceeds 1.5
As explained in
Data Center Knowledge
, the move is part of a larger push by the Chinese government to improve the environmental footprint of the rapidly-growing country
Now, the government is starting to crack down on renewable energy and energy efficiency
PUE refers to the total amount of energy used by a data center facility in comparison to the energy delivered by its computing equipment
. A reading close to 1
to be very efficient.
Most data centers in China,
, have a PUE of 2.2 according to a recent study from Yale Forestry’s Environment 360 publication
Businesses with data centers in China must now decide how to respond to this new regulation. Already, some organizations left the city rather than adhere to compliance. This,
, is not the most efficient way to handle the situation. Beijing is a huge market, especially from an edge computing perspective.
Businesses today are trying to bring their data centers closer to end users in key markets, not further away
. And Beijing — a city with 21.5 million people — is a huge market.
An alternative option is to use intelligent power distribution units to discover where energy waste is occurring in the data center, so that immediate action can
to curb excessive usage
With the help of Server Technology’s products, data centers in Beijing can
improve power efficiencies
So take our advice: Don’t run from a high PUE reading. Fight back using data gleaned from real-time power monitoring solutions.
To learn more about how Server Technology can help,