Circling the Square! - Understanding and Minimising the Costs of Providing Digital Facilities

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The Square
The Solution
Conclusions
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Circling the Square! - Understanding and Minimising the Costs of Providing Digital Facilities

  1. 1. Circling  the  Square!  Understanding  and  Minimising  the  Costs  of  Providing  Digital  Facili<es  Michael  Walker                                              17th  June  2013  
  2. 2. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Outline  • Introduc2on  • AIMES  • The  Square  • The  Solu2on  •   Conclusions  • Q&A  
  3. 3. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  AIMES  Background  •  AIMES  -­‐founded  in  December  2005  as  a  not-­‐for-­‐profit,  Community  Interest  Company  •  Created  following  a  project  at  the  University  of  Liverpool  to  exploit  the  business  opportuni2es  from  u2lity/grid/cloud  compu2ng  •  AIMES  facili2es  are  located  Liverpool  Innova2on  Park  •  Research  driven  •  Winner  of  the  DCS  Private  Sector  Data  Centre  of  the  Year  Award  in  2013  
  4. 4. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  AIMES  Capability  &  Clients  ISO27001  Data  Centre  Hos<ng  •   Managed  Services  •   Offsite  Backup  •   Colloca2on  •   Hosted  Exchange  Bespoke  Applica<on  Development  •   Scalable  offshore          development  centre    •   BioBase  •   Perkins  Value  Added  Services    •   Vehicle  tracking  &  Security    •   Social  care  op2misa2on  •   Industry  sector  portals  •   Services  for  schools  and          educa2on  •   Digital  inclusion  
  5. 5. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Exis<ng  Data  Centre  Facili<es  •  Enterprise  Class  data  centre  constructed  to  2007  energy  efficiency  standards  with  a  Power  U2lisa2on  Efficiency  (PUE)  of  1.56  and  currently  maintainable  systems.  •  Resilient  mul2ple  internet  connec2vity,  water-­‐cooling,    hot-­‐aisle  containment,  N+1  redundancy  and  standby    power  genera2on.  •  The  facility’s    Informa2on    Security  Management  System    is  cer2fied  to  ISO  27001  
  6. 6. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  The  Square  •  Exis2ng  Facili2es  full  •  Future  needs  unclear  •  Future  technologies  unclear  •  Time  Pressure  •  Funding  Pressure  •  Flexibility  -­‐  Scalability  !  
  7. 7. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Partners  &  Roles  •               AIMES  –Outline  concept/Finance/Management    •           Keysource  –  Detail  Design/Construc<on    •           Airedale  –  Free  cooling  chillers    •           Schnieder  –  Xtructure/DCIM    •           Leeds  University  –  Monitoring,  Evalua<on,  Repor<ng      
  8. 8. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Plan  View  –  Modular  Build  Data hallReceptionUPS & switch gearChillers
  9. 9. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  CFD  Modelling  
  10. 10. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  APC  NetShelter  with  VED  
  11. 11. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  In  the  Beginning  there  was……….  
  12. 12. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Louvre  Wall/Ceiling  Void  
  13. 13. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Completed  Data  Hall  
  14. 14. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Cooling  Corridor  and  AHUs  
  15. 15. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Kilby  House  and  External  Chillers  
  16. 16. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  UPS  and  Redundant  Power  
  17. 17. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Conclusion  (1)  The Corners:• Mechanical cooling efficiency• Component losses (UPS)• Embedded Carbon• Resilience• Long term Flexibility/Scalability• CostYou have to have TWO !
  18. 18. Denholm LogisticsAIMES  –  e-­‐InfraNet  Presenta2on  June  2013  Conclusions  (2)  •  How  important  is  “the”  data  ?  •  Business  Con<nuity  –  Why  do  you  want  a  data  centre?    •  Disaster  Recovery  –  Why  do  you  want  two?  •  Partnership  –  Public/Private  sector  partners  ?  •  Cost  effec<ve  Digital  Facility  provision                                                Circling  the  Square  
  19. 19. Ques<ons  Michael  Walker                                                                                                                                                                                                    17th  June  2013  

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