Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Optimize Power and Cooling in the Data Center<br />Pres...
The Leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software<br />Energy Center connects equipment utilization and busines...
A Tool for Simulating Cooling Performance of Data Centers<br />The first CFD tool dedicated to data centers<br />Extensive...
Drivers Impacting DC Thermal Management<br /><ul><li>A critical issue with High Density DCs is the production of high heat...
Building energy codes are causing companies to re-think DC thermal management:
(Standard 90.1) requires efficient cooling ; systems must use airside economizers; includes all commercial buildings DCs
Save Energy Now aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers 10% by 2011
Compliance with various standards such as ASHRAE TC9.9 and LEED</li></ul>75%  of medium-to-large enterprises are implement...
Optimizing DC Thermal Management is Complex<br /><ul><li>Data centers are experiencing high heat load densities
Pressure to optimize cooling schemas, equipment layout, and HVAC deployment
Effective ventilation and cooling is critical to ensure uninterrupted operation
The environmental conditions are controlled by numerous factors, these include:
Layout and open area of perforated tiles
Location and characteristics of the cooling units
Layout and heat loads of server racks
Presence of obstructions
Complex air flow and thermal dispersion</li></li></ul><li>Strategies for Improved DC Thermal Management<br /><ul><li>The f...
Modify layout and/or open area of the perforated tiles
Change locations of cooling units/add new cooling units
Include Return ceiling plenum - use of Chimney racks
Incorporate hot aisle/cold aisle containment systems
Managers of these facilities are turning to airflow modeling for cooling optimization
 Airflow modeling allows engineers to consider several design options in the minimum amount of time – eliminating “best-gu...
Evaluate several options to determine optimum solution
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  • Who are we? Viridity Software is the leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software. Our software connects equipment utilization and business value to power consumption in the data center.Customers are finding time to value in hours, not months.And, because we are a software solution, there is no additional hardware or agents required.
  • Who are we? Viridity Software is the leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software. Our software connects equipment utilization and business value to power consumption in the data center.Customers are finding time to value in hours, not months.And, because we are a software solution, there is no additional hardware or agents required.
  • Key Points:EnergyCenter is Viridity’s Core PlatformIt provides end-to-end capabilities to understand actual power consumption and utilization at the IT asset levelIt further provides actionable reporting literally within a few hours of beginning deploymentPrevious Notes:Frictionless DeploymentDeploys in minutesNo hardware sensorsImmediate ResultsActionable reports within hours of first DiscoveryInsights across IT and Facilities infrastructureDirect ROI
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    1. 1. Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Optimize Power and Cooling in the Data Center<br />Presented by:<br />Amir Radmehr, Director, Innovative Research (TileFlow Software), andMike Tresh, Director of Product Management, Viridity Software<br />
    2. 2. The Leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software<br />Energy Center connects equipment utilization and business value to power consumption<br />Time-to-value in hours, not months<br />Deploys in minutes, not weeks<br />No additional hardware required<br />No server agents required <br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />2<br />
    3. 3. A Tool for Simulating Cooling Performance of Data Centers<br />The first CFD tool dedicated to data centers<br />Extensively validated against measurements<br />Highly satisfied user base<br />Has become the industry standard<br />Actively enhanced every year<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />3<br />
    4. 4. Drivers Impacting DC Thermal Management<br /><ul><li>A critical issue with High Density DCs is the production of high heat loads within a limited floor area. 
    5. 5. Building energy codes are causing companies to re-think DC thermal management:
    6. 6. (Standard 90.1) requires efficient cooling ; systems must use airside economizers; includes all commercial buildings DCs
    7. 7. Save Energy Now aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers 10% by 2011
    8. 8. Compliance with various standards such as ASHRAE TC9.9 and LEED</li></ul>75% of medium-to-large enterprises are implementing “high density” computing platforms. - this number will approach 100% by 2010 . – IDC<br />
    9. 9. Optimizing DC Thermal Management is Complex<br /><ul><li>Data centers are experiencing high heat load densities
    10. 10. Pressure to optimize cooling schemas, equipment layout, and HVAC deployment
    11. 11. Effective ventilation and cooling is critical to ensure uninterrupted operation
    12. 12. The environmental conditions are controlled by numerous factors, these include:
    13. 13. Layout and open area of perforated tiles
    14. 14. Location and characteristics of the cooling units
    15. 15. Layout and heat loads of server racks
    16. 16. Presence of obstructions
    17. 17. Complex air flow and thermal dispersion</li></li></ul><li>Strategies for Improved DC Thermal Management<br /><ul><li>The following are some of the techniques for improving thermal management of DCs:
    18. 18. Modify layout and/or open area of the perforated tiles
    19. 19. Change locations of cooling units/add new cooling units
    20. 20. Include Return ceiling plenum - use of Chimney racks
    21. 21. Incorporate hot aisle/cold aisle containment systems
    22. 22. Managers of these facilities are turning to airflow modeling for cooling optimization
    23. 23. Airflow modeling allows engineers to consider several design options in the minimum amount of time – eliminating “best-guess” approach to design.</li></li></ul><li>Strategies for Improved DC Thermal Management<br /><ul><li>Airflow modeling enables optimization of cooling management of DC:
    24. 24. Evaluate several options to determine optimum solution
    25. 25. Reduce capital expense and running cost
    26. 26. Save time on commissioning
    27. 27. Reduce data center TCO</li></li></ul><li>Introduction to TileFlow<br /><ul><li>TileFlow predicts the temperature distribution and airflow pattern throughout the data center, including the under-floor supply plenum and the space above.
    28. 28. TileFlow can model the most complex DCs.</li></li></ul><li>Distinguishing Features of TileFlow<br /><ul><li>Customized user interface and solution technique
    29. 29. Robust models and algorithms
    30. 30. Unparalleled ease of use
    31. 31. Unmatched solution speed
    32. 32. Thoroughly validated
    33. 33. A two-hour training session is adequate to get started</li></li></ul><li>Distinguishing Features of TileFlow<br /><ul><li>Attractive displays of airflow and temperature distribution
    34. 34. Animations of air movement and temperature traverses
    35. 35. Temperature fog to visualize hot spots
    36. 36. Flashing lights for overheated racks
    37. 37. Customized HTML report
    38. 38. AVI movies</li></li></ul><li>Applications of TileFlow<br /><ul><li>Simulate the cooling performance of data centers
    39. 39. Identify and eliminate hot spots
    40. 40. Understand the operation of cooling devices
    41. 41. Evaluate new cooling solutions
    42. 42. Get guidance for expansion
    43. 43. Study “what if” scenarios
    44. 44. Investigate cooling failures and redundancy</li></li></ul><li>EnergyCenter Overview<br />Dashboard highlights<br />Current vs. Allocated power usage<br />Datacenter 3-D view<br /># of assets placed in the datacenter<br /># Free Rack Units<br />How busy are my server CPU’s?<br />How many servers might be stranded?<br />What are the stranded servers costing me?<br />$ cost (power only) of the associated underutilized assets<br />Datacenter power utilization history<br />12<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    45. 45. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Organize View<br /><ul><li>Model datacenter allowing user to build, expand, organize DC's based on operational asset intelligence</li></ul>EnergyCenter tracks asset details such as weight and provisioned power<br />13<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    46. 46. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Rack Organize view<br /><ul><li>Model asset placement in racks</li></ul>Specific asset information viewable when cursor is placed over the server icon<br />14<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    47. 47. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Inventory view<br /><ul><li>EnergyCenter’s discovery mechanism allows the product to maintain detailed asset inventory information</li></ul>Asset rack assignment and elevation<br />15<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    48. 48. EnergyCenter Overview<br /><ul><li>EnergyCenter is the only product which derives power utilization based on CPU usage.
    49. 49. Server utilization views may be used to show trending of server utilization, power, and cost.</li></ul>16<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Server Utilization view<br />
    50. 50. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Underutilized Server View ( 1 of 2 )<br /><ul><li>EnergyCenter will allow customers to visualize the amount of power being consumed by the assets with the lowest utilization.
    51. 51. View may be filtered by asset owner, contact, or at application level
    52. 52. Reports yearly power cost based on avg CPU utilization
    53. 53. Assets can be considered for virtualization, consolidation, or elimination </li></ul>17<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    54. 54. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Underutilized Server View ( 2 of 2 )<br /><ul><li>EnergyCenter will also help customers identify the location of their underutilized assets when switching from the graphical to the 2-D view
    55. 55. 2-D visualization of the datacenter highlights racks with underutilized assets.
    56. 56. Select a rack in the 2-D view to see the details in the right-side inspector window. Underutilized servers are highlighted in “blue”.</li></ul>18<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    57. 57. EnergyCenter Overview<br />Rack Power views<br /><ul><li>EnergyCenter allows the customer to monitor power utilization at the rack level (orange line).
    58. 58. EnergyCenter leverages its unique power profile database to graph the worst case power utilization value (in green).
    59. 59. Remaining power capacity is the difference between the blue and green lines
    60. 60. Change the view to “Average Power” to get a per-asset view of the power utilization in the rack.
    61. 61. Move the cursor over specific slices to view average utilization and yearly cost info. </li></ul>19<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />
    62. 62. CFD Simulation – Air Flow simulation<br /> CFD analyses enriched by Viridity intelligence to improve DC layout and airflow dynamics<br /><ul><li>Top Down View shows Heat load distribution</li></ul>20<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />TileFlow using imported Viridity actual IT consumption based loading<br />TileFlow using PDU based loading<br />
    63. 63. Viridity can extract EnergyCenter polling and modeling information and incorporate the results into a CFD tool.<br /><ul><li>Rack temperatures at top of racks from CFD analysis.
    64. 64. In the current layout, many servers inlet temperatures were measured above 90 degrees (with some over 100 degrees). Viridity’s on-site visual inspection of the datacenter confirmed these temperature calculations.</li></ul>ASHREA recommends for inlet temperatures for servers in category 1 datacenters remain below 98 degrees. <br />21<br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />CFD Simulation – Rack Inlet Temperatures<br />Using CFD tools like TileFlow with actual consumption information allow you to better predict air flow<br />Using PDU based even distribution of power and consequential heal do not uncover as many potential areas of concern<br />
    65. 65. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />EnergyCenter<br />“The only Data Center Energy Management solution that provides detailed understanding of power consumption within hours of beginning deployment”<br />-- Andy Lawrence – The 451 Group<br />22<br />
    66. 66. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Q & A<br />
    67. 67. Register for a Live DemoDiscover the full power of the EnergyCenter EnergyCenter Free TrialRun EnergyCenter in your data center!Download EnergyCheck Free energy health-check in your data center!<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />24<br />VIRIDITY.COM<br />

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