Open Standard for Data Center Availability (OSDA)

Presented by

Lex Coors, Chief Data Center Technology & Engineering Officer, Interxion

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The Green Grid is an industry organization focused on providing metrics, tools, and initiatives that enable the ICT industry to improve operations, increase efficiency, and deliver more sustainable products and services. Targeted at Data Center Designers and Owners/Operators, The Green Grid’s new Open Standard for Data Center Availability (OSDA) tool promises to modernize data center availability classification and rating, similar to how PUE modernized data center power usage. Free for anyone to use, the tool will enable data center professionals to evaluate sustainable energy source availability. Attendees will: •Learn a new approach to increase resource efficiency and sustainability by integrating renewable energy sources into their overall availability considerations •Understand how data centers of the future – either large data centers or edge data centers – can leverage new energy options •Gain insight into how to use the OSDA tool for their own operations •Learn about the role of The Green Grid in fostering industry collaboration and innovation

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The Green Grid Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, open industry consortium of information and communications technology (ICT) industry end-users, policymakers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve IT and data center resource efficiency around the world. We offer the data center expertise that governments turn to for industry insight and counsel, bringing to bear the combined influence of a diverse body of ICT industry leaders. Our vendor-neutral dynamic creates a rich, collaborative environment of peers, competitors, and industry experts who advance our mission together.