Information Technology — Data centres — Application Platform Energy Effectiveness (APEE) (Adopted ISO/IEC 23544:2021, first edition, 2021-06)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC.
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CSA ISO/IEC 23544 throughout.
The International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information and Communications Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document specifies application platform energy effectiveness (APEE) as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) which quantifies the energy effectiveness of an application platform for an IT service in data centres. This KPI evaluates the energy consumption of an application platform prior to deployment. The purpose of this KPI is to measure the energy effectiveness of a set of target IT equipment, operating systems and middleware, to enable the selection of an energy effective IT stack.
This document specifies a formula for calculating APEE and definitions of components of the formula.
This document specifies a measurement method for assessing and reporting the energy effectiveness of an application platform.
This document also specifies requirements for benchmarks to be used for APEE and requirements for reporting.
The following topics are outside of the scope of this document:
1) KPIs intended to solely evaluate the energy effectiveness of target IT equipment hardware,
2) energy effectiveness of data centre facilities.