eBay’s Digital Service Efficiency Dashboard
Online auction company eBay has gone to great lengths to ensure that the servers that process its transactions are as energy- and cost-efficient as possible. The company’s state-of-the-art data center in Utah is only one part of this ethos; another can be found in the extensive analytics the company conducts internally to track server performance and other metrics. eBay’s Digital Service Efficiency dashboard shows some of the results of these analytics, updated quarterly since 2012. The dashboard includes a high-granularity look at power consumption and figures on cost, revenue, and environmental impact.