Sustainable IT 2008

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Sustainable IT 2008

  1. 1. Sustainable IT?! Some Facts ! 1
  2. 2. $2.4 billion …amount that Google spent on data centers in 2007 2
  3. 3. $500 million …cost of a typical Microsoft or Google data center 3
  4. 4. $21 million …savings Cisco IT will achieve through implementing storage virtualization 4
  5. 5. 6,250 …equivalent number of homes that could be powered by Cisco IT’s power surplus resulting from SAN consolidation in 2007-2008 5
  6. 6. 70% …amount of worldwide electricity that is derived from carbon based sources 6
  7. 7. 51% …amount of world electricity derived from coal 7
  8. 8. 10 days …is the average frequency that China is building a new coal burning plant 8
  9. 9. 7% …amount of embedded energy from coal that makes it to a power outlet 9
  10. 10. dirty …coal is the number 1 contributor to Green House Gas emissions and the number 1 source of atmospheric heavy metal deposition 10
  11. 11. 271 exabytes …of data stored worldwide as of July 29, 2008 11
  12. 12. 5 billion …number of Ethernet network connections by 2012 12
  13. 13. 21% …average server utilization in the US 13
  14. 14. 35% …average storage utilization in the US 14
  15. 15. 60% …estimated efficiency gain resulting from aligned planning between facilities and IT using actual power draws 15
  16. 16. $145 …cost of a barrel of oil as of July 1, 2008 16
  17. 17. 233% …Saudi Arabia’s average profit margin per $100/barrel oil 17
  18. 18. 2% …amount the IT industry contributes to global Green House Gas emissions 18
  19. 19. 2% is also what the entire airline industry contributes 19
  20. 20. 13 …number of Cisco BU’s involved in developing IP-based power management solutions 20
  21. 21. 25% …publicly committed reduction goal of Cisco’s carbon footprint from 2007 levels through 2012 21
  22. 22. $185 million …amount that Cisco paid for electricity in 2008 22
  23. 23. 0 …number of truly Green data centers world wide unless you count all the abacuses out there 23
  24. 24. 20% …Premium IT purchasers would pay for a Green solution with comparable performance 24
  25. 25. 159,300 …metric tons of CO2 produced by a mid-size data center over 10 years 25
  26. 26. 60,000,000 …gallons of water used by a typical mid-sized data center over 10 years and no it’s not typically recycled 26 DC3 Launch/os © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Restricted
  27. 27. 377,359 …number of people that water could sustain over a ten year period 27
  28. 28. 1.7 billion …number of people without access to clean drinking water worldwide 28
  29. 29. 5% …of the worlds population are Americans 29
  30. 30. 24% …of the worlds energy is used by Americans 30
  31. 31. 177,000,000 …kW/Hr’s used by a typical mid- sized data center over 10 years 31
  32. 32. That is 17,700 US homes 32
  33. 33. 145,000 …lbs of copper used in a typical mid-sized data center over 10 years 33
  34. 34. 29,000 …lbs of copper that could be reduced by implementing Nexus 34
  35. 35. 80% …the carbon footprint of an Avatar in SecondLIFE as compared to a real person using US averages 35
  36. 36. 31% …average American obesity rate, the worlds highest 36
  37. 37. Consider the impacts of how you work, play and learn 37
  38. 38. 200 …miles driven in a Toyota Camry, the equivalent impact of a 2-point Telepresence session for one hour 38
  39. 39. 106 …number of times a typical web transaction is touched by IT infrastructure 39
  40. 40. 20 …number of times a typical web transaction is touched using Cisco’s Application Control Engine (ACE) 40
  41. 41. 5.3 tons …of CO2 produced by a single volume server in one year using US average electrical emissions 41
  42. 42. 4.4 tons …of CO2 produced by a Toyota Camry driving 15,000 miles in one year 42
  43. 43. 1 …volume server will produce 1,000 times its own weight in CO2 over a 5 year period 43

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