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Data Center Infrastructure Management Seminar with focus on Emerson Network Power's Trellis solution.

Data Center Infrastructure Management Seminar with focus on Emerson Network Power's Trellis solution.

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  • What should happen – nowWhat you are looking at our the stages or maturity curve for infrastructure management. As you mature in each of these areas, the organization prepares for the next phase. The reality is you could overprovision capacity, lots of it to accommodate the shifts in load. It is possible, expensive and not necessarily practical. The shrinking of budgets will prohibit this approach. As you look at this slide, draw your attention to the right. Ideally your virtualization software should say “I need to move this operational load to server a,b,c or d. And your infrastructure would say, well . . . It would be best if you chose server C. The virtualization software says OK!!! Or, if you were going to “follow the moon” a term that is becoming more popular, you would have the production load move so it is always running somewhere in the middle of the night when electrical costs are the cheapest. To execute, you must have communication between the physical and virtual layers.It is definitely not practical to say this will happen overnight. When it does occur, not everyone is going to jump on board. Some organizations like to jump on board with beta releases and others wait until version 2 or later to make a changeThere are a few very practical things to start doing right now. Start at the basics. Everything begins with data. Looking at the left and moving to the right. If you look at the monitor and access section what we are really doing is taking the input from hundreds or thousands of devices (your power, cooling, servers) and combining the into a common language where software can understand what is going on.How many people in the room have monitoring and access solutions? Are you using a single vendor/solution or multiple solutions.Taking one more step to the right, data capture and planning. Understanding what you have, where it is located and building a model of the infrastructure. This is really where you begin to see the facility and IT teams start to come together. Today, you will see many solutions on the market that focus on the planning portion. The benefits are real and the value prop to most organizations is that you toss out spreadsheets and disparate tools. The important thing to look at, and we will get into more of this later is how do grow from that point forward. What you should really consider is that “closed loop” communication. Which means, the monitoring/access data is brought forward into the data capture and planning model. As you do this, you can begin to analyze and diagnose.How do I extend the life of my data center, the very types of questions VM ware was answering to get people hooked on virtualization are the same things you can apply to the physical infrastructure.Finally, think about how you would want a system to handle decisions. Again, this is a next step in the future type thing . . Focus today on adopting solutions that move you up the maturity model. Regardless of where you are now, there is a bridge to the future. Don’t wait 2-3 years to get started.
  • Message: this lack of alignment creates inefficiencies and silos of information between the facilities and IT organization and management systems.That alignment has yet to be achieve with support from any set of tools on the market. The next few steps will explain why
  • Message: Given the need in the marketplace and Trellis’ capabilities, we are poised to make a real difference for companies that rely on data centers.For background:Data center managers typically reserve 20 percent or more of their power system capacity as a buffer against overload. This has become a standard practice because they lack a single. real-time view of operating conditions within the IT equipment and the power and cooling systems that support them. Virtualization has added to the uncertainty—and increased the size of the buffer in some cases—as it creates a dynamically shifting application layer on a static physical layer. According to Emerson calculations, if every U.S. data center could utilize 10 percent more of their capacity, the need to build more than 4 million square feet of new data center space could be eliminated each year. At an average cost of $10,200 per square foot for a Tier One facility, U.S. businesses stand to save more than $10 billion through improved data center infrastructure management.
  • Features:Local Data CollectionReal-Time MonitoringOn-Demand Access/ControlCentralized ManagementBuilt-in auto-sensing portsIncreased number of SPs supporting using the gigabit LAN ports logicallyBenefits:Model 2000: 8 auto-sensing ports (Serial/SPM)Model 4000 and 6000: 40 auto-sensing ports (KVM/Serial/SPM)Increased number of SPs supported using the gigabit LAN ports logically- The UMG 2000 Appliance supports 256 total SPs- The UMG 4000 Appliance supports 512 total SPs- The UMG 6000 Appliance supports 1024 total SPs
  • Message: Trellis will help organizations tap into unutilized data center capacity, improve efficiency and maximize availability. Ultimately, it will help organizations simplify data center management, eliminate unplanned downtime, and save money and delay the capital expenditures of build outs.
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    • 1. Emerson Network Power Want to learn more about Emerson Network Power, watch this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su1clcHoG7QEmerson Electric Co.; Proprietary Information
    • 2. Welcome to ENP DCIM Discussion Group What You Will Hear About Today: Microsofts Envisioning Center Reduce day-to-day costs and time involved in operating and maintaining the data center Enable better management decisions by getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time Make better use of existing IT and infrastructure resources, optimize data center performance and improve system availability. Emersons Trellis platform announcement/update Expand your knowledge of Avocent Solutions Want to learn more about Emerson Network Power, watch this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su1clcHoG7QEmerson Electric Co.; Proprietary Information
    • 3. Stages of DCIM Data Capture Recommend Monitor and Access Analyze and Diagnose and Planning and Automate  How are my assets  What and where are  How do I extend  How do I anticipate operating? assets in the data the life of the data potential failures and center? center? automatically shift  Am I getting real-time compute notification of alarms  How are they  How do I reduce and physical load and alerts? interconnected? mean time to repair to eliminate (MTTR)? downtime?  How do I get my  Do we have server back up and space, cooling and  How do I synch  How can I optimize running? power to meet future infrastructure with efficiency across my needs? virtualization data center?  Can I populate my automation? planning tools with  How can I efficiently actual performance commission  How are we doing data? decommission? against SLAs? Availability at Early Warning Reduced MTTR Improved Planning Optimal Performance (Reactive) and Effort (Proactive) Different Entry Points Based On Customer Requirements
    • 4. A Gap Exists Between IT and PhysicalInfrastructure Building Data Center IT Management Management InfrastructureCompanies lack cohesive management strategy for data center infrastructure
    • 5. Integrate Niche Products Workflow Change Management Assets Capacity Planning Reporting Access & Control Monitoring
    • 6. Results of Traditional Approaches• 95% Experienced outages 95%• 107 minutes average downtime “ . . of companies have EXPERIENCED an UNPLANNED OUTAGE within• 505klast 24 months.” the cost per incident 107 MINUTES is the average length of time for each outage“In general, failed EQUIPMENT, data center MISHAPS and INSUFFICIENT RESOURCES exacerbate the $505,502 frequency and duration of unplanned outages.” “ . . .average COST of each incident.”80% believed the incidents were PREVENTABLE Source: Ponemon Institute, Calculating the Costs of Data Center Downtime, February 2011
    • 7. Emerson Network Power Cooling Power Racks Liebert MB Liebert CRV Liebert APM Infrastructure Management Knürr DCM Rack PDU Avocent Serial Avocent KVM Monitoring Console Switch Avocent Service Liebert RDU Digital LCD Extension Liebert Detectors iCom Knürr DI Sensors Alarms Liebert MPX, MPH Avocent PM
    • 8. Unmatched Depth and BreadthBuilding Room Rack IT Device ChipPower Cooling Monitoring Environmental Rack Cable Energy Room Remote Planning Access
    • 9. DCIM Expertise! Access & Control Data Center Planning Capacity Management Process ManagementPower & CoolingEfficiency & Monitoring 75%
    • 10. DCIM SolutionsDSView 4 Liebert SiteScan Web  Universal Management Gateway,  Quick equipment assessment and – Next generation KVM/Serial/SPM in one corrective action appliance  Access and control for the data center  Trend reporting and capacity  Remote management for data center devices management including IPDU receptacles.  Reduce risk of downtime and staffing  Open framework adds scalability and standards requirements through centralized support monitoring and controlData Center Planner 4  Plan and manage data center inventory  Adds real power values, Spanish language supportRack Power Manager  Monitor & manage real time data center power  Dashboard, history, and trend viewsAperture  Manage data center inventory and processes  New functionality for capacity planning, dashboards and reporting Industry Leading Solutions Today!
    • 11. DSV Appliance Roadmap
    • 12. Universal Management GatewayNew 3/2012Universal ManagementGateway• Provides KVM and Serial Access• Integrated or stand-alone• Connects directly to Service USB PHY Chip Avocent ASIC Processors• Supports Environmental Sensors• Collects data from connected devices and feeds it to the Trellis software Dram Memory
    • 13. Innovation Pathway The Trellis Platform Dynamic Infrastructure Optimization Platform The first holistic data center infrastructure management (DCIM) platform of hardware, software and services to bridge the critical gap between IT equipment and data center physical infrastructure.
    • 14. ROI - Trellis Could Save Businesses More Than$10 Billion Data center managers typically reserve 20 percent or more of their power system capacity as a buffer against overload Virtualization has added to the uncertainty—and increased the size of the buffer in some cases According to Emerson calculations, if every U.S. data center could utilize 10 percent more of their capacity, the need to build more than 2 million square feet of new data center space could be eliminated each year U.S. businesses stand to save more than $10 billion through improved data center infrastructure management.
    • 15. Real-Time DCIM Platform Gather millions of data points in real-time; view only data that is most critical to your business and execute several actions Speed simultaneously Centralize monitoring, planning, control and automation in a single system SimplicityManagement capabilities for small, medium and enterprise environments Scalability
    • 16. Trellis Inventory Manager Inventory Mgr Change Mgr Virtual Insight Process Mgr Scenario MgrTrellis Inventory Manager• Model the entire data center physical environment• Manage relationships between IT/facilities assets and resources• Data-driven architecture, auto-generated graphics• Comprehensive reporting and analytics engine Create a single repository for all asset information
    • 17. Trellis Change Planner Inventory Mgr Change Planner Virtual Insight Process Mgr Scenario MgrTrellis Change Planner Standardize data center processes and enforce policies with assignment and tracking of tasks Maintain an audit trail of changes to the infrastructure Reduce errors and rework with intelligent asset placement capabilities Reduce risks associated with changes by performing detailed impact analysisBegin proactive collaboration between IT and facilities management
    • 18. Trellis Virtualization Insight Inventory Mgr Change Planner Virtual Insight Process Mgr Scenario MgrTrellis Virtual Insight Determine the impact of virtual loads on the physical infrastructure, reduce the risk of overloading breakers Navigate from the power infrastructure to applications through the virtual layer to reduce MTTR Improve capacity management through the identification of previously hidden resource consumers Predict the impact of IMACS on the virtual layer, reducing the risk of downtime Track the location of VMs across the DC and incorporate their resource consumption into planning and management
    • 19. Trellis Process Manager Inventory Mgr Change Planner Virtual Insight Process Manager Scenario PlannerTrellis Process Manager Manage and track all tasks and subtasks required Incorporate physical infrastructure IMACs into overall ITIL operation with work flow process integration for complete asset lifecycle management Automate assignment of routine tasks to responsible individuals to improve efficiency Report and track KPIs for processes and sub tasks Plan, schedule, and execute workflows and improve operational efficiency
    • 20. Trellis Scenario Planner Inventory Mgr Change Planner Virtual Insight Process Mgr Scenario Planner Trellis Scenario Planner  Create what-if plans on top of existing plans  Model and understand the impact of change across the data center or between data centers in other locations  Provides more accurate information which reduces risk and increases confidence when making changesQuickly and easily model data center changes and view the impact each change has
    • 21. Trellis Site Manager Site Manager Energy Insight Power System Mgr Cooling System MgrTrellis Site Manager Configure and manage device level thresholds View facility layout and asset utilization Manage alarm notifications via SMS and email Monitor the data centers environmental conditionsReduce time in identifying and resolving critical device issues within the data center
    • 22. Trellis Energy Insight Site Manager Energy Insight Power System Mgr Cooling System MgrTrellis Energy Insight Calculate real time power consumption Identify utility cost at the system and unit level View energy metrics for PUE and DCiEDetermine current and future energy needs based on historical data
    • 23. Trellis Power System Mgr Site Manager Energy Insight Power System Mgr Cooling System MgrTrellis Power System Manager Expose and manage power system dependencies View one-line diagrams of all data center devices Assess risk through identifying relationships between IT equipment and power system devices Get a dynamic view of the operating state of power distribution within the data center
    • 24. Trellis Cooling System Mgr Site Manager Energy Insight Power System Mgr Cooling System MgrTrellis Cooling System Mgr Measures actual cooling system capacity, utilization, and identification of stranded capacity Provides a view of the design and operating state of the cooling system and all of its devices Understand the dependencies and relationships between devices of the cooling system so issues can be resolved quickly Be proactive in the planning and operations of the cooling system within the data center
    • 25. Trellis ApplianceUniversal Management GatewayTrellis Universal Management Gateway Provides real time monitoring of heterogeneous devices through the on- board MSS engine High powered processor dedicated to the task of collecting and filtering relevant DCIM event data to the Trellis platform capabilities System that provides security authorization and prohibits unauthorized access to any DCIM device The Universal Management Gateway is designed as part of the Trellis architecture that allows for complete data ownership 26
    • 26. A World with Trellis Means… A single system to let you troubleshoot problems across the IT and facility infrastructure; VERSUS: Going to multiple systems and correlating the information manually to determine what is causing the problem The ability to know what impact even simple changes will have to your infrastructure before you make them; VERSUS: Being able to make only an educated guess at the impact of changes Being able to use real-time information in a real time manner; VERSUS: Using real-time information for only historical trending Integrated, real-time visualization, analysis and control across IT equipment and physical infrastructure; VERSUS: different groups managing with different tools and data. Stakeholders can slice and view information from the most illuminating vantage, pulling information from a common repository – one source of truth Greater control over the data center infrastructure which leads to smarter decisions, increased capacity utilization, improved efficiency, and maximized availability.
    • 27. Thank You