Managing Critical Data Center Needs Within the Rack


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Discover trends that are driving change within the rack, including changing densities, increased use of multicorded devices, and blade server deployments. Learn about strategies and tools for achieving visibility and deployment of power and cooling management within the rack in this presentation from the 2006 AdaptiveXChange Conference.

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Managing Critical Data Center Needs Within the Rack

  1. 1. Managing Critical Data Center Needs Within The Rack Phillip R. Dunn Senior Product Manager Liebert Power Business PROPRIETARY INFORMATION: The information contained in this presentation is the property of Emerson Network Power and is subject to change without notice. Except as specifically authorized in writing by Emerson Network Power, the holder of this presentation shall keep all information contained herein confidential and shall protect same in whole or in part from disclosure and dissemination to all third parties.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Liebert Adaptive Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission-critical power, cooling and monitoring designed to adapt to changes in capacity, density and criticality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by local power and cooling specialists and the largest preventive maintenance organization in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History of innovation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1965 – Pioneered precision cooling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1978 – Introduced power conditioning technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1982 – Launched SiteMaster monitoring system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1983 – First large-scale UPS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1996 – First practical use of dual-bus configuration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000 – First high-density cooling solution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2004 – First fully variable capacity precision cooling system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every company in the Fortune 500 uses Liebert technology </li></ul></ul>Emerson Network Power
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Trends in Data Center Rack-Enclosure Equipment Support, Power & Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>The Evolving Role of the Rack </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Rack Based Strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pressures on Critical Facilities <ul><li>Increased demand for 24/7/365 availability of mission-critical systems </li></ul><ul><li>Continued business demand for processing power and data storage </li></ul><ul><li>New higher density servers increase rack densities and facility power requirements </li></ul>The Changing Nature of the Data Center Rack-Enclosure Starts with the Changing Nature of the Data Center Environment
  5. 5. The Changing Nature of the Data Center Rack-Enclosure <ul><li>Key Drivers of Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems in the Rack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--and-- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rack-Room Relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Solutions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Adaptive Architecture… Delivers Best Technology for Changing Environments Singular unit - reliable & simple Stand Alone Reliability that can deal with uncertainty from module to system Flexibility for changing requirements in capacity, density and availability Lowest Total Cost method for capital and operating expenses Adaptive Standard units with fixed sizes that worked together Cost savings by retaining initial investment Added redundancy Flexibility with internal modularity A unit with single direction for growth Modular Scalable The next step beyond modular and scalable…ADAPTIVE
  7. 7. Adaptive Requirement Drivers <ul><li>Trends in Data Center Rack-Enclosure Equipment Support, Power & Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>--- AND --- </li></ul><ul><li>The Emerging Role of the Rack </li></ul>
  8. 8. Trends Driving Change <ul><li>High Density Power & Cooling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rack Must Support Effective Power Delivery to and Heat Removal from Within the Rack </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. NEW - Load Trends and Their Application ASHRAE, Datacom Equipment Power Trends and Cooling Applications, 2005. © American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.,
  10. 10. Trends Driving Change: Time to Shutdown: Cooling Loss Time Without Cooling (Minutes ) Average Cabinet Air Inlet Temperature Cooling is More Critical at Higher Densities 104F/40C Typical Thermal Shutdown Temp.
  11. 11. Trends Driving Change: Cost of Downtime Source: Meta, Disaster Recovery: Reaction, Not Reality, Feb 2004 Downtime Costs Are Significant Across Industries
  12. 12. Trends Driving Change: Cabling Density & Diversity <ul><li>Interrelated Issues </li></ul><ul><li>More power </li></ul><ul><li>More circuits </li></ul><ul><li>More cables </li></ul><ul><li>More heat </li></ul><ul><li>Less equipment access </li></ul>
  13. 13. Racks Emerging Role: Effective Cable Routing and Management <ul><li>Emerging Role </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Routing </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Separate Power and Data </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Access </li></ul>
  14. 14. Trends Driving Change: Equipment Criticality POWER AVAILABILITY CABLE MANAGEMENT HEAT BUILD-UP HUMAN ACCESS & INTERFACE Multiple Failure Pressure Points
  15. 15. Rack’s Emerging Role <ul><li>Equipment Criticality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rack Must… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate Monitoring to React To & Predict Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>---AND--- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide User-Friendly Equipment Interface </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Trends Driving Change: Mounting & Space Demands <ul><li>Limited uniformity from rack to rack </li></ul><ul><li>Changing depths & form factors </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative mounting methods </li></ul><ul><li>Zero-U space usage for support </li></ul><ul><li>Quick access </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rack’s Emerging Role <ul><li>Mounting & Space Demands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rack Must Be Flexible to Accommodate Broad and Changing Needs </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>To view this presentation in its entirety, visit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>