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Eco-Efficiency within Data Center designs

a Middle Eastern perspective

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  • Issues and opportunities around energy, the environment and sustainability, impact every individual and every business. Faced with the issue of an energy efficient data center, businesses are looking for ways to optimize their computing environments to the benefit of their bottom line and our planet. A green IT strategy has become a necessity. By combining hardware, software and services offerings, many companies are willing to help clients improve service, better manage risk, and resolve resource constraints-all while reducing overall energy costs.These services could include the optimization of:Increased server utilization. Reduced system management complexity. Lower power and cooling costs. Reduced demand for data center floor space. Lower IT total cost of ownership.
  • Bicsi Sa Adriaan Steyn V3

    1. 1. Eco-Efficiency within Data Center designs a Middle Eastern perspective<br />Adriaan Steyn<br />Business Development Manager<br />Data Centers Global<br />Leviton Middle East<br />
    2. 2. The Green Initiative<br />&quot;Today&apos;s corporate leaders are already very conscious of using green practices when considering new facilities, and they expect “Green buildings” to have an increasing impact in the future”<br />Source: Siemens Building Technologies<br />
    3. 3. The Middle East<br />
    4. 4. Introduction<br />What makes the Middle East different to the rest of the world?<br /><ul><li> Booming development across the region
    5. 5. Abundance of Energy
    6. 6. An active awareness for the need of global environmental protection – The attempt at becoming a good corporate citizen on the Global scene.</li></ul>Therefore creating the need for <br />Energy Efficient Data Centers<br />
    7. 7. Agenda<br /><ul><li> What it means to be “Green”
    8. 8. Data Center Efficiency
    9. 9. Structured Cabling within DCs
    10. 10. Thermal Management and cooling
    11. 11. The role of Modularity within DC Designs
    12. 12. Environmental monitoring
    13. 13. Integrated Delivery / Supply services
    14. 14. Questions</li></li></ul><li>What it Means to Be “Green”<br />Materials Reduction<br />Energy Efficiency<br />Increased Recycling<br />Packaging Reduction<br />Reduction of Hazardous Material<br />Source: Philips<br />
    15. 15. Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCIE)<br />Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)<br />
    16. 16. Structured Cabling<br /><ul><li> High density applications –
    17. 17. space in Data Centers are a premium
    18. 18. anything up from $460 to $1000 per sq ft
    19. 19. the more space, the more cooling
    20. 20. Pre-terminated copper and fiber solutions
    21. 21. Lab manufactured – less wastage
    22. 22. Buy-back and recycling of DC material
    23. 23. Abatement – process of removal of old unused cabling. Studies have shown that airflow can be restricted up to 70% by unused cabling.</li></li></ul><li>Structured Cabling<br /><ul><li> Placement of cabling to not interfere with cooling – the need for effective cable management:
    24. 24. Explore cable management options to maximize density and route cabling away from equipment cooling areas–
    25. 25. Use angled patch panels and vertical patching channels - Angled panels reduce/eliminate need for horizontal cable management, saving rack/cabinet space
    26. 26. RoHS compliant products</li></li></ul><li>Thermal Management and Cooling<br />
    27. 27. Typical Data Center Cooling Design:<br />Hot Aisle & Cold Aisle<br />(Chaos Design)<br /><ul><li> Mixture of Hot and Cold air
    28. 28. Hot air recycles back into equipment – increasing heat
    29. 29. More energy required to remove hot air and from cold air</li></li></ul><li>Typical Data Center Cooling Design:<br />
    30. 30. Effective Containment of Hot and Cold Air<br />(Prevention of hot and cold air mixing at any stage)<br /><ul><li> Hot air containment via return air plenum (ceiling voids) – passive cooling
    31. 31. Hot or Cold aisle containment made possible with mechanical construction (data cube)</li></li></ul><li>Containment of Hot / Cold air<br />Hot Air Return Plenum (chimney)<br /><ul><li> Cold air enters cabinet through front and / or bottom of cabinet
    32. 32. Hot air escapes through top of cabinet into separate plenum (ceiling) where the air is moved back to the CRAC unit.</li></li></ul><li>Containment through hot air return plenum<br />Advantages<br /><ul><li> No liquid / plumbing required – complete cabinet manufacturing
    33. 33. Effective 2kW to 30kW
    34. 34. Reduces operational costs by isolating hot exhaust air from cool supply air, maximizing cooling unit efficiencies
    35. 35. Reduces energy consumption by providing 100% HVAC utilization of cool supply air
    36. 36. Reduces cooling costs up to 40%
    37. 37. Allows for raised set points (thermostat setting) on cooling units, lowering energy consumption and costs
    38. 38. Permits for higher heat densities/power densities based on maximizing cooling efficiency
    39. 39. There are no moving parts that require redundant systems</li></ul>Source: CPI Chatsworth<br />
    40. 40. Passive cooling racks with chimney designed to extract hot air into hot air return plenum.<br />
    41. 41. Containment of Hot / Cold air<br />Aisle Containment<br />
    42. 42. Aisle Containment<br />
    43. 43. Aisle Containment of Hot / Cold air<br />Advantages<br /><ul><li> Increased and Predictable Cooling capacity
    44. 44. Better cooling performance
    45. 45. Increased Cooling efficiency - Lower air flows required, extending the life and efficiency of the CRAC. When air-conditioning units are operated at full load, their efficiency decreases. At a speed of 50% or less, CRAC units can be operated more energy efficiently.
    46. 46. Eliminates hot spots in the aisles
    47. 47. Scalability with the aid of additional cooling components (eg in-row cooling units)
    48. 48. Additional Security within contained environment </li></li></ul><li>The role of Modularity within DC Designs<br /><ul><li> A Design Philosophy – Modularity within all components – don’t over compensate
    49. 49. Modularity has become the Building Blocks of a scalable, cost-effective and energy efficient Data Center
    50. 50. Modular designs within:
    51. 51. Power supply and distribution
    52. 52. Cooling
    53. 53. Redundancy
    54. 54. Fully loaded Modular Data Centers – plug and play containers – expand when require. Examples SUN, Microsoft, Google, IBM.</li></li></ul><li>Environmental Monitoring<br /><ul><li> Not just an alarm system
    55. 55. Monitor and indicate on power utilisation
    56. 56. Intelligent software monitors integration between power utilisation and controls CRAC units in accordance
    57. 57. Can indicate placement of new equipment within under-utilised cabinets</li></li></ul><li>Integrated Delivery / Supply Services<br /><ul><li> Reduction of materials and wastage on site
    58. 58. Recycling of materials plastics / paper etc
    59. 59. Minimise freight packaging
    60. 60. Quicker deployment on site – reduction of man hours and time wasted on site
    61. 61. LEED credits</li></li></ul><li>Integrated Supply Chain Services<br /><ul><li> Efficient Materials and waste management</li></li></ul><li>Q & A<br />

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