Sunil Kalidindi - Energy Efficiency: How Do We Move Beyond PR - Interop Mumbai 2009

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Network managers look to Green IT products to meet both economic and environmental challenges. In response, the volume of products touted by vendors as ‘green’ has exploded. How can IT fight the …

Network managers look to Green IT products to meet both economic and environmental challenges. In response, the volume of products touted by vendors as ‘green’ has exploded. How can IT fight the ‘greenwashing’ phenomenon and ensure the equipment they purchase and install is truly energy efficient? Vendor-neutral green performance metrics are the only answer to combating these false green claims. But what metrics should IT managers rely on? This session will discuss the techniques that product managers can use to properly judge whether the products they invest in will benefit their datacenters, bottom line and the environment at large.

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  • 1. Energy Efficiency - How Do We Move Beyond PR Sunil Kalidindi Principal Technologist, Ixia
  • 2. Why Care?
  • 3. Industry Action Has Started Verizon Sets Energy Efficiency Standard Typical 20,000 sqft Data Center Uses 8 Megawatts 20% Reduction on all new equipment BT 21C 20,000 sqft Data Center Reduce to 1990 levels in 2 yrs Uses 3.2 Megawatts
  • 4. Standards, Standards …
  • 5. Good Work Has Started On Standards
  • 6. Real Tools Exist – Juniper Test, Ixia