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Data Center Measurement

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Data Center Measurement - Building An ROI Baseline

Establishing a baseline measurement of your data center is an important first step in developing a meaningful ROI for any data center project. The cost of energy has recently exceeded the cost of IT equipment; understanding your energy footprint in terms of power consumption and cooling demand has become an important management tool.

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Data Center Measurement

  1. 1. 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Data Center Measurement – Building An ROI Baseline August 22, 2008 ________________________________
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Big Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Measure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to Measure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Measure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visualization Primer </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  3. 3. Why Measure <ul><li>Service Level Agreement (SLA) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Versus Designed </li></ul><ul><li>Stranded Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure” </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  4. 4. Energy Cost Projection 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Source: Aperture, Greener Pastures for Your Data Center
  5. 5. Energy Benchmark <ul><li>Established Benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>Enables Comparison </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Source: The Green Grid
  6. 6. Energy Consumers <ul><li>70% of Power Consumption Goes to the Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Over Twice that of the IT Equipment </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Source: The Green Grid, Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Datacenters
  7. 7. What To Measure <ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Air Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Humidity </li></ul><ul><li>Water Flow & Temperature </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  8. 8. Best Practice Opportunities <ul><li>Chilled Water </li></ul><ul><li>Fans </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Source: Accenture Data Center Energy Forecast Report, July11, 2008
  9. 9. How To Measure <ul><li>Level of Precision </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point In Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modeling Tool Requirements </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  10. 10. Visualization Tools <ul><li>System Admins </li></ul><ul><li>Network Admins </li></ul><ul><li>Data Center Managers </li></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  11. 11. Real-Time Imaging 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  12. 12. Real-Time Imaging 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  13. 13. CFD Visualization Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  14. 14. Case Study <ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley National Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued Increase in Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Center Capacity ~2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Imperative on Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve Airflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Cooling </li></ul></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  15. 15. Efficiency Measurement Life-Cycle TM 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide Reconfiguration <ul><li>Measurement Points </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement Object Database </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Configuration & Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Network Configuration & Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Software Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Network Verification </li></ul><ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>System Management </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Data </li></ul><ul><li>IT Infrastructure Data </li></ul><ul><li>IT Equipment Data </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Requirements </li></ul>Survey Planning Installation Measurement
  16. 16. Wireless Sensor Network 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  17. 17. Confirmation of Fundamentals <ul><li>Impact of a Single Blanking Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent Results For </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Floor Leaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tile Arrangement </li></ul></ul>Top of rack Middle of rack 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  18. 18. Floor Tile Tuning <ul><li>One Day Time Investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 Converted from Perforated to Solid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Converted from High- to Low- Flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Converted from Low- to High- Flow </li></ul></ul>Before After 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  19. 19. Results of Tuning <ul><li>Real-Time Verification </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates Guesswork </li></ul>Under-Floor Pressure Rack-Top Temperatures 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  20. 20. Air Flow Tuning 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  21. 21. Measureable Correlations <ul><li>Real-Time Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Knowledge of Data Center Redundancy Characteristics </li></ul>Under-Floor Pressure Rack-Top Temperatures 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  22. 22. Summary <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What To Measure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Measure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpreting Results </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency Improvement Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rank By ROI </li></ul></ul>42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide
  23. 23. Q&A 42U Confidential ©2008 42U All rights reserved Slide For More Information Contact Your 42U Data Center Efficiency Consultant: 1-800-638-2638 or www.42U.com For a Copy of Today’s Presentation Email: [email_address] Thank You

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