Corporate Average Data Center Efficiency (CADE)
Definition - What does Corporate Average Data Center Efficiency (CADE) mean?
Corporate average data center efficiency (CADE) is a performance metric used to evaluate and rate the overall energy efficiency of an organization’s set of data centers. CADE makes it possible to calculate and measure a data center's energy consumption based performance and compare it to the performance of other data centers.
Techopedia explains Corporate Average Data Center Efficiency (CADE)
CADE = IT Asset Efficiency (IT AE) x Facility Efficiency (FE)
IT AE= IT energy efficiency x IT utilization
FE= Facility Energy Efficiency x Facility Utilization
The higher the CADE value the more energy efficient a data center is.
Moreover, to improve the value of CADE, some measures are taken to improve both the IT asset efficiency and the facility efficiency. For example, removal of old/dead servers, sever virtualization and demand management improves IT asset efficiency, while load reduction, better cabling and efficient cooling management can improve facility efficiency.