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IT Power Management Strategy

  1. 1. IT Power Management Strategy & Business Case Enterprise Architecture Information Technology Services Saint Louis University
  2. 2. Why Look at Power Issues Now? <ul><li>Proactive financial planning : the AmerenIP Illinois rate change story, future energy costs </li></ul><ul><li>Policy opportunity to define the default power configuration expectations of electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental stewardship and the University Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled PC replacement , with HD data cleansing, creates opportunity to phase in new lower-power technology </li></ul><ul><li>Disposal Initiative already proposed for responsible electronics recycling and disposal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Drivers for Computer Power Management Strategy <ul><li>Billiken InfoShield completion: all PCs could now be power-optimized by managed software settings </li></ul><ul><li>Generational improvements computer hardware (Energy Star advancement) </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop interest increasing, especially faculty and students </li></ul><ul><li>Datacenter power load growth, partly from non-enterprise departmental servers </li></ul><ul><li>Peripherals and electronics default settings offer Energy Star options </li></ul><ul><li>CRT-based displays seldom purchased now </li></ul>
  4. 4. Computer Hardware: Generational improvements <ul><li>Personal Computers could be set to use 70% less energy than current (2002 IT Power Costs spreadsheet) </li></ul><ul><li>CPUs from Intel and AMD now emphasize “power manageability” ( if configured ! ) </li></ul><ul><li>CPUs sit idle much of the time; new processors can enter “low power” state </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep instead of “screensavers” = $ savings </li></ul><ul><li>Managed, automated night shutdown </li></ul><ul><li>Potential HVAC savings from heat reduction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laptops in Energy Strategy? <ul><li>Lowest power requirements, comparable computing power for most users </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in LCD monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Battery backup for brown-outs and outages </li></ul><ul><li>SLU wireless investments promote productive mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Discourage Monitors! Power savings , costs if external monitors are used </li></ul>
  6. 6. SLU Personal Computers: 5764 Managed PCs by Summer 2007 No Mac Management at this time
  7. 7. Potential Savings: Generational Changes in Power Management New Laptops New Desktops 2005 Desktops Assumptions
  8. 8. Potential Savings: Generational Changes in Power Management New Laptops New Desktops 2005 Desktops
  9. 9. What Will It Take to Do It? <ul><li>Immediate deployment in 800 “shared use” PCs beginning in May </li></ul><ul><li>IT rollouts of power-optimized new PCs when purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Limited, clearly defined “exception request” policy for research computers, special needs </li></ul><ul><li>Community decision on applying power management to existing SLU-owned PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt specific institutional PC-power goals </li></ul><ul><li>Consider student computers’ energy use </li></ul>
  10. 10. Datacenter Power Strategies & Opportunities <ul><li>IT exploring fewer, but more powerful physical servers hosting multiple “virtual” servers for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Server “high efficiency” power supplies </li></ul><ul><li>High-efficiency cooling enclosures </li></ul><ul><li>Policy needed on criteria for housing non-enterprise servers in Datacenters (unmanaged power growth) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Printers, Copiers, Electronics <ul><li>Encourage shared printers/copiers over personal printers </li></ul><ul><li>Enable “Energy Star” default settings as SLU installation standard </li></ul><ul><li>Expand “smart” shutdown management tools, such as in classroom presentation systems </li></ul>
  12. 12. IT Helping SLU Stay Affordable through Stewardship & Compliance <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://;jsessionid =QCUZQOBD1R3G4QSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=197801530&queryText=green </li></ul>Enterprise Architecture, 3/23/07 – John M. Ashby [email_address]
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