How to use the EN 50600 to design an energy efficient data centre

More and more data centre owners and ICT managers use the EN 50600 for effectively setting up data centres and server rooms. The standard not only provides insight into the design process – from strategy determination to operation – but also into KPIs, best practices and data centre operations. But how do you use the EN 50600 to design an energy-efficient data centre? White paper 10 offers some insights!

EN 50600
According to the EN 50600, the following pillars together determine the quality of a data centre: energy-efficiency, availability and security. At an early stage, it is possible to estimate costs for, for example, a certain energy-efficiency. The standard provides guidelines for determining which level is desired in these areas.


White paper 10 “An energy-efficient data centre using the EN 50600” discusses the pillar energy-efficiency. This white paper will guide you through the different parts of this standard and will highlight aspects of energy-efficiency such as setting goals, designed PUE, best practices and measuring and managing energy-efficiency.


Part two of white paper 10 deals with energy-efficiency aspects of all the components in the data centre and relates these to the recommended practices and other relevant parts in the EN 50600. We will roughly follow the sequence of the consecutive parts of the EN 50600 and link the recommended practices. You will also find more details on the energy-efficiency properties of the corresponding Minkels, Legrand and Raritan products.


The third part of the white paper will discuss how to use European and country-specific programs which give incentives to implement energy-efficient solutions.

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