For certification of enterprise servers, ENERGY STAR is transitioning from specification version 1.1 to 2.0. Version 2.0 is not officially effective until December 16, 2013, but manufacturers may already have products certified to it. As of August 31, 2013, Certification Bodies like MET Labs will no longer certify new products to version 1.1.
Here are the top 3 changes in Servers V. 2.0:
- Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) is now a mandatory requirement
- Longer idle state testing
- Blade Systems (including Blade Servers and Blade Chassis) and Multi-Node Servers are now eligible for certification
Selling to the U.S. government? Did you know federal agencies are required to purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
Located in Europe? Attend this ENERGY STAR webinar that is targeted to EU manufacturers.