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Presentation from OpSource SaaS Summit 2009 on why cloud computing is green. Focus on understanding how cloud servers are more efficient resulting in better datacenter usage, a environment, and ...

Presentation from OpSource SaaS Summit 2009 on why cloud computing is green. Focus on understanding how cloud servers are more efficient resulting in better datacenter usage, a environment, and bottom line.

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  • Clouds Bring Green Cloud computing increases efficiency & drives bottom line Authors: Randy Bias (VP Technology Strategy) Steve Gibbard (Architect) March 2009 © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath
  • Backgrounds Randy Bias, VP Technology Strategy, GoGrid – Specializing in IT infrastructure since 1990 – 3 ISPs, 3 Internet Datacenters, 2 MSSPs, 2 Cloud providers – Pioneered world‟s 1st multi-platform, multi-cloud management system (CloudScale Networks, Inc) GoGrid – Division of ServePath, LLC, an established hosting provider – Pioneer in infrastructure-based Cloud Computing – First „cloudcenter‟ type Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud in U.S. – Public BETA of Grid March ‟08; Cloud Storage launched in Dec – 1,000+ customers in first 3 months of operation © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 2 -
  • Today‟s Agenda Environmental Costs Power & Efficiency Comparing Traditional vs. Cloud Future Directions Q&A © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 3 -
  • The Case for Green Global warming forecasts – Global CO2 emissions are 27B tons per year – 3.5% increase per year (up from .9% in 1990) Global impacts: – Sea levels rise 20 ft – Coastal areas flood – 100 million people displaced © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 4 -
  • IT & Datacenter Environmental Impacts Datacenters create 41M metric tons of CO2 – 1.5% of energy in 2006 – 5.1 million US households – 100 billion miles driven – 60M tons in 5 years? E-Waste is also relevant – 70% of heavy metals in landfills are electronics – 80% of “recycled” waste in US is exported Servers grew 50% in last 5 yrs © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 5 -
  • Efficiency Matters © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath February 2009 - 6 -
  • Green, Green, Green Efficiency drives bottom line Efficiency is Green Where can we drive efficiency? – Power – Cooling (Power) © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath February 2009 - 7 -
  • Focus on Power Efficiency Quick Win Many Efficiency Improvements Possible Game changers: – Virtualization – Consolidation – Cloud computing Datacenter companies have “economies of scale” Economies of scale include $$ and power greening © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 8 -
  • Cooling is Power Less power == less heat Cooling power is +40% per server Cost of cooling is significant over the lifetime of a single server Sonic.net‟s datacenter cooling efficiency effects on power costs © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath February 2009 - 9 -
  • Drilling Down on Datacenter Power Servers are Power Pigs – Average server is 225W – Lifetime cost of power is four times CapEx – Server energy consumption growing 9% annually – Server growth of 50% between 2005 and 2010 Servers are horribly inefficient – Average utilization estimated at 6% – 30% of powered servers not in use © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 10 -
  • Traditional vs. Cloud SP runs 265W per server GG runs 340W per node (17W per cloud server) © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 11 -
  • Power Distribution RAM central to biz model Virtualization maximizes power efficiency GG node power cost distributed across virtual servers © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath March 2009 - 12 -
  • Cloud Efficiency Overall GoGrid utilization is very high – RAM > 75% – CPU < 20% – DISK > 50% Elastic usage means unused servers are off by default – A physical server in motion CPU DISK RAM generally stays in motion GoGrid Utilization Rates # of virtual > # of physical in 1/10th space
  • Future Directions Evaluating additional efficiency measures – Power efficient cloud chassis & Energy Star servers – Alternative power sources – Air-side economizer (60-70% cooling savings) – Air-flow management Looking into additional recycling options – ServePath programs to increase lifecycle of older equipment Excess cloud capacity to non-profits: – www.wastenothing.org © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath February 2009 - 14 -
  • Q&A EMAIL randyb@gogrid.com GOGRID INFO http://www.gogrid.com BLOG http://neotactics.com/blog WORK BLOG http://blog.gogrid.com TWITTER http://twitter.com/randybias GOGRID PROMO CODE GGRB ($100 credit) © 2009 GoGrid / ServePath February 2009 - 15 -