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  • Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval

    The Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute is a certification of the critical facilities and management operations procedures of a data center. 

  • data center infrastructure management (DCIM)

    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the convergence of IT and data center facilities functions within an organization. 

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE)

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE) is a directive in the European Union that designates safe and responsible collection, recycling and recovery procedures for all types of electronic waste.  

  • data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE)

    Data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) is a metric used to determine the energy efficiency of a data center. The metric, which is expressed as a percentage, is calculated by dividing IT equipment power by total facility power. (Continued...) 

  • Energy Star

    Energy Star is a government-backed labeling program that helps people and organizations save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency. (... 

  • Categories of twisted pair cabling systems

    ANSI/EIA (American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Association) Standard 568 is one of several standards that specify "categories" (the singular is commonly referred to as "CAT") of twisted pair cabling systems, such as wires, junc... 

  • OS/390

    OS/390 is the IBM operating system most commonly installed on its S/390 line of mainframe server. 

  • CADE (Corporate Average Data center Efficiency)

    CADE (Corporate Average Data center Efficiency) is a metric used to rate the overall energy efficiency of an organization's data centers. CADE was introduced in a joint Uptime Institute and McKinsey report that proposed the metric as a single key per... 

  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

    The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a globally recognized collection of best practices for information technology (IT) service management. The United Kingdom's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) created the... 

  • EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

    EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a standard format for exchanging business data. The standard is ANSI X12 and it was developed by the Data Interchange Standards Association. ANSI X12 is either closely coordinated with or is being merged with an i... 

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