“Enable Data Center Infrastructure Management Via Critical Monitoring: Ten Proactive Strategies to Deploy Today to be Ready for DCIM Tomorrow.” I’m Thom Gall, and I’ll be your host.Once again, our webcast is certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. To earn one-tenth of a CEU training credit, simply tune in for all 60 minutes of our program today, and your certificate will be e-mailed to you at the address you used to register for the program.Today, we’ll discover the leading infrastructure monitoring strategies that can improve management of capacity, energy and resources in your data center, and how these strategies can better-enable comprehensive Data Center Infrastructure Management in your facilities. I’ll first give you a brief introduction of Emerson Network Power and its Liebert products and services, then we’ll dive into our presentation.
Emerson Network Power is an Emerson business and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity. That means they provide the technology that powers and protects the critical systems business depends on, like servers and communications equipment.Through its Liebert AC power, precision cooling and monitoring products and services, Emerson Network Power delivers *Efficiency Without Compromise* by helping customers to optimize their data center infrastructures so as to reduce costs and deliver high availability.
And now, on to our presentation.Our first presenter today will be Matt Zieg, Manager of Product Marketing for the Liebert Monitoring business of Emerson Network Power. Matt leads product management efforts to help data center and IT managers centralize their monitoring efforts to assure maximum visibility and availability of critical operations.Also joining us is Tom Wye, the Founder, President and CEO of Bay Area Internet Solutions in Silicon Valley. Tom has more than 25 years of experience in managing critical datacenter facilities, with a comprehensive focus encompassing electrical, mechanical, network and server architectures.He manages BAIS’ day-to-day operations and defines the company’s strategic direction. You may have noticed that some of the features at the bottom of your console have changed. If you’d like to ask a question of either of our presenters, click the red Q&A button at the bottom of your console- a questions box will appear on the left side of your portal. You can also change the view in your screen by clicking and dragging any of the elements you see here. Also, please feel free to use any of the social media buttons at the bottom of your screen to post a comment about today’s program.And now, on to our presentation.
First up is Matt Zieg, who will be taking us through 10 data center monitoring strategies you can employ to enable infrastructure management in the data center.Welcome, Matt.<MATT> Thanks Thom.…in our data center spaces, so-
…out of this data center space, and
…what that proper balance is.
…keep at those highest-performing levels.
…so we can react to that.
…and ideally the management of that infrastructure.
…ecosystem that is our data center.
… control, and centralized management.
…measurement’s really key, and
…how to tweak the performance.
..and measurement helps us do that.
…access to it. So, understanding rack conditions.
…leak detection around all cooling systems in the data center space, and
…overlooked by a lot of data center managers.
…understanding how well you’re using power.
…look at the system as a whole.
…is going to be beneficial to us.
…and once we do that-
…best utilization out of my capacity.
…are going to be critical.
…the better we can operate and perform.
…weak link that we have to be aware of.
Enable Data Center Infrastructure Management Via Critical Monitoring: Ten Proactive Strategies to Deploy Today to be Ready for DCIM Tomorrow
Enable Data Center Infrastructure Management Via Critical Monitoring:Ten Proactive Strategies to Deploy Today to be Ready for DCIM Tomorrow
Emerson Network Power: The global leader TMin enabling Business-Critical Continuity Fire Pump Controller Paralleling Automatic Switchgear Surge Protection Transfer Switch Uninterruptible Power Supplies & Batteries Integrated Racks Cold Aisle Cooling Containment Row-Based Precision Cooling Rack Power Rack Distribution Unit Extreme-Density Precision Cooling KVM Switch Monitoring UPS Power Distribution Units Data Center Infrastructure Management
Presentation topics Emerson Network Power Overview Advancing Infrastructure Monitoring to Enable Infrastructure Management in the Data Center Bay Area Internet Solutions’ Building Management and Electrical Monitoring Systems Question and Answer Session
Advancing Infrastructure Monitoring to EnableInfrastructure Management in the Data CenterMatt Zieg, Manager, Product Marketing,Liebert Monitoring, Emerson Network Power
Top data center challenges External forces Virtualization, Infrastructure Cloud changing the IT business climate Management Outsourcing Consolidation Heat Density Efficiency & Regulation Facility Green Availability Compliance initiatives Challenges Energy Efficiency Higher Increasing Density Demand Reduced Budget Power DensityBusiness and technology forces pressing on the data center Source: Data Center Users’ Group Survey
Top data center concerns Spring 2008 Spring 2009 Spring 2010 Heat Density Heat Density Adequate Monitoring / Data Center (Cooling) (Cooling) Management Capabilities Energy Efficiency (Energy Costs and Heat Density Power Density Equipment Efficiency) (Cooling) Availability Adequate Monitoring / Data Center Availability (Uptime) Management Capabilities (Uptime) Adequate Monitoring / Data Center Availability Energy Efficiency (Energy Costs Management Capabilities (Uptime) and Equipment Efficiency) Energy Efficiency (Energy Costs Power Density Power Density and Equipment Efficiency) Space Constraints / Growth Space Constraints / Growth Space Constraints / GrowthSource: Data Center Users’ Group Survey
The Emerson approach Reducing the Cost of Reducing the Cost of Design & Operation Management Drive lower 1st cost Diagnostics for availability Ease of deployment Performance optimization Lower engineering costs Easing change management Energy efficiency Improved asset utilization Maximum leverage of existing Dynamic, real time resources infrastructure management Power & Cooling Equipment Software & Communications Infrastructure Services
Data Center Infrastructure Management -optimized performance A car’s performance is optimized through – Sensors – Monitoring dashboard – Real time diagnosis and data You know how much fuel you have left Alerted if you’re overheating You know if you’re running efficiently or not
Data Center Infrastructure Management -optimized performance A data center’s performance Server Battery Control KVM Switch is optimized by Monitors – Sensors and networked UPSCooling Web Cards devicesControl – Monitoring dashboard Power Meters – Real time diagnosis & data Leak Managed Temperature Detection You know how much capacity Rack PDU Sensors you have left Alerted if you’re overheating You know if your facility is operating efficiently or not
Systematic approach to DCIM Measurement Control Centralized Management
Building foundation for DCIM Improve data center efficiency, availability and capacity utilization through infrastructure monitoring 1. Sensing temperatures 6. Intelligent control of critical 2. Monitoring power usage power 3. Monitoring rack 7. Managing alerts and alarms conditions 8. Monitoring energy efficiency 4. Detecting fluid leaks 9. Monitoring batteries 5. Intelligent control of 10. Monitoring and managing precision cooling remotely
MeasurementIf You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Control It
Data collection throughout thedata center ecosystem Opportunities throughout the data center to collect data to enhance management of the entire ecosystem
What do I measure? Sensing temperatures – Precision cooling return air – Rack inlets – Rack exhaust More precise control of cooling capacity 10 degree increase in server inlet temperature equals 21 percent reduction in cooling energy costs
What do I measure? Rack conditions – Access visibility Minimize human errors – Where do I have space? Connectivity Best practice: Segment racks by density and business critical needs
What do I measure? Fluid leaks – Top cause of unplanned downtime* – Water pipes – Condensation – Adjacent spaces (i.e. restrooms) Best practice: Around all cooling systems and under rack rows* 2010 Ponemon Institute Study
What do I measure? Fluid leaks – Top cause of unplanned downtime* – Water pipes – Condensation – Adjacent spaces (i.e. restrooms) Best practice: Around all cooling systems and under rack rows* Source: 2010 Ponemon Institute Study
What do I measure? Power usage – Data center input – UPS output – Floor PDU – Rack PDU Required for capacity management and efficiency – PUE Best practice: Intelligent Rack PDU’s
Data collection throughout thedata center ecosystem Strategic use of data points enable holistic management of the entire space
Control Enhance Reliability,Improve Performance, Increase Efficiency
Intelligent control Precision Cooling Critical Power Efficiently manage temperature set Optimize UPS system performance points, humidity levels and airflow – Mitigate conversion “losses” Coordinate operation of multiple “Intelligent paralleling” can enable units as a “team” more efficient operation and energy – Mitigate over- / under-cooling optimization Best practice: Intelligent controls in Best practice: Integrate intelligent room, row and rack cooling controls into all UPS systems systems FAN SPEED % Load CONTROL SENSOR 75-80°FVariable Fan Speed 3 Units @ 25% Load Each = 90% Efficiency 72-75°F % Load 70-72°F 2 Units @ 38% Load = 92% Efficiency TEMP CONTROL SENSOR
Centralized ManagementMove Beyond Just Collecting Data– Use it to Improve Performance
Managing alerts and alarms Centralized alarm management system can help prevent problems before they happen Allows for faster, more effective response to system problems Enables analysis of equipment operating trends and development of more effective preventive maintenance programs
Monitoring energy efficiency Reduce energy consumption while increasing IT productivity Track total data center consumption and automatically calculate and analyze PUE Best practice: Rack-level monitoring provides most accurate picture of IT equipment power consumption
Monitoring batteries Weakest link in UPS system #1 cause of unplanned downtime Preventive Maintenance visits are an important first step Dedicated battery monitoring provides early notifications and ensures cell deterioration is identified early enough to schedule a PM visit Emerson survey found that customers using battery monitoring experienced half as many battery failures Best practice: Implement monitoring system that connects to and tracks health of each battery within a string
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