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DCOI Compliance: A Guide to Improving PUE in
Federal Data Centers
The Data Center Consolidation Initiative (DCOI) requires all Federal agencies and departments to achieve and maintain a PUE of ≤1.5 for existing “tiered” data centers. New data centers must design and maintain a PUE of ≤1.4.

This paper provides:

  • An explanation of the PUE metric
  • Factors impacting data center efficiency measurements
  • How to improve PUE by reducing energy consumption of power and cooling systems


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