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This presentation was given out to the project members and the national press for an international project in Africa.

This presentation was given out to the project members and the national press for an international project in Africa.

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  • 1. The Green Grid Energy Efficient, Environment Friendly Data Centers
  • 2. IT data centers today
    • Lots of servers
    • Lots of cables/switches
    • Lots of coolers/Aircos
    • Lots of UPS/Battery packs
    • Lots of floor space
    • Lots of energy usage
  • 3. Critical questions asked when building data centers
    • Where should we place it? India, China, Kampala, Amsterdam or San Francisco?
    • What will it cost?
    • How large will/can it be?
    • Critical reasoning driven by “traditional IT mentality”
  • 4. Challenges faced by the IT Management
    • Scalability: Be able to add new services as needed
    • Expandability: Floor space for more racks, cabling, cooling, switches, UPS/battery packs etc
    • Redundancy: Backup (hardware, software and extra staffing), cooling,
    • Try achieving this with lower operational costs!!!
  • 5. Data Center Today
    • Power wastage
  • 6. So what are we doing wrong in our data centers?
    • Nothing actually*, but we ARE spending more money on energy than on our IT services.
  • 7. Data Center Efficiency Intro
    • PUE = Power Usage Effectiveness = (total power) / (IT equipment power)
    • DCE = Data Center Efficiency = (IT equipment power) / (total power)
  • 8. Our (environmental) goal
    • To grow bigger without getting fatter!
    • Use less hardware: Use blade servers, use servers with multiple sockets, multi-core processors
    • Virtualization: Pack many virtual machines in a single server/desktop (both server and desktops), OS partioning, storage & network virtualization
  • 9. Virtualization: what is it?
    • This is what it is!
  • 10. How can Virtualization help?
    • It helps you to add many virtual servers in one “physical” server
    • You save investment costs (up to 70% in some cases: no need to buy servers as applications grow)
    • You save on operational costs: energy, power, cooling, electricity bills, server support contracts etc
    • You lay a foundation for an “fully automated, self managing” IT infrastructure
  • 11. Data Center: Before (virtualization)
    • One-to-one ratio of function to device
    • Support from multiple sources
    • Inefficient utilization of hardware
  • 12. Data Center: After (virtual infrastructure)
    • Pools of computing resources
    • Standardize on preferred hardware
    • Simplify operational support
    • Decrease footprint of each solution
    • Hardware support from preferred vendor
    • Efficient utilization of hardware
  • 13. Before/After… (an example from a “lean” IT department)
    • 1,000 servers with DASD
    • 200 racks
    • 3000 network cables
    • 400 power whips
  • 14. After…
    • 50 servers with SAN and NAS
    • 10 racks
    • 300 network cables
    • 20 power whips
  • 15. Most data centers by 2010
  • 16. Why should we go for “Green Grid” anyways?
    • (Corporate & State) Environmental Responsibility : Ethical today, compliance tomorrow
    • US and Europe will soon enforce regulatory compliances, but it won’t stop there…
    • Green Grid organizations are eligible for Govt subsidies as they move on to demonstrate energy savings
  • 17. Lets compact the earth’s life in a film lasting one year!
    • Humans have seriously altered the biosphere in the last 2 seconds!
  • 18. CO2 Emissions explode
  • 19. We have protected our environment in the past…
  • 20. And with virtualization we can do that again!
  • 21. Questions?
    • Presenter: Tarry Singh
    • References: “Paths to a Green world” - Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne
    • http://www.greengrid.org/ , www.vmware.com , www.amd.com , www.intel.com