A new Uptime Institute Operational Sustainability benchmark, due out July 1, aims to measure a given data center's ability to avoid outages over long periods of time.
The new metric complements the Uptime Institute's existing data center tier standard. And while some data center professionals welcome the new metrics, others may be too entrenched in their ways to adjust to change.
Developed more than 10 years ago, the tier metric was developed to rate the availability of data center facility design: the sticks and bricks of a facility itself. The new Operational Sustainability benchmark, on the other hand, measures a data center's staffing, processes and place.
New metrics fill a gap
Many data center professionals have identified a real need for such metrics.
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