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Data centers on the Edge

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The worlds of IT and Telecommunications Networking are converging bringing with them new possibilities and capabilities that can be deployed into the network A key transformation has been the ability to run IT based servers at network edge, applying the concepts of cloud computing.
It’s a key decision most data center managers will face in the next couple of years:
Should you retrofit, build, colocate, or move to the cloud? Each has its benefits, and own inherent risks and costs

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Data centers on the Edge

  1. 1. Data Centers On The Edge Presented by: Steven Carlini Confidential Property of Schneider Electric
  2. 2. Page 2Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Digital traffic is expanding annually by 23%+, creating the need to scale digital infrastructure ..by 2018 8.6 Zettabytes of IP Traffic that’s 8,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes
  3. 3. 3 By 2018ds 2 Billion Internet users 21 Billion network devices 1.3 Million video views per min 500GB created / flight Sources: Cloud Index Report 2014 Intel Growth is driven by the connected users and the Internet of Things
  4. 4. Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Typical data center architecture 20-40 servers/racks 1 Gbps
  5. 5. Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Over-subscription is the root cause of bandwidth limiting 160 Gbps 40 Gbps 1:4 oversubscription 1:100 oversubscription rate not uncommon, with reported cases of 1:240 Core switch Top of the rack switch Aggregation switch 20 Gbps 1:2 oversubscription 40 servers/rack
  6. 6. Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Bandwidth is very expensive
  7. 7. Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Typical cloud network
  8. 8. Localized data centers are positioned at the network edge, placing computing power in close proximity to data and users • Gather massive information from “local things” • Provide significant local computational power • Store and deliver high bandwidth content to users
  9. 9. Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Latency requirements vary by application
  10. 10. 10Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business PlaybookConfidential Property of Schneider Electric | There are three ways to add edge computing
  11. 11. 11Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook Local Device applications
  12. 12. 12Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook Content Distribution Network (CDN) “an interconnected system of computers on the Internet that provides Web content rapidly to numerous users by duplicating the content on multiple servers and directing the content to users based on proximity.” Localized data center application
  13. 13. 13Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things): Exploration Localized data center application
  14. 14. 14Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook Retail and Branch Office: Localized data center application
  15. 15. 15Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook Colocation: Regional data center application
  16. 16. Page 16Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Localized data centers (1-10 IT racks) are going to be an important part of the market Local devices: • Limited processing and storage • Deployment is ‘immediate’ • Suitable for home or small office applications Localized 1-10 Rack data centers: • Significant processing and storage • Fast to deploy in existing environments • Suitable for a broad base of applications requiring low latency and/or high bandwidth Regional data centers: • Unlimited’ processing and storage • Longer to construct due to permitting and local compliance issues • Suitable for applications that can tolerate some latency
  17. 17. Page 17Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Industry analysts agree "Localized or micro data centers are a fact of life, but by applying a self-contained, scalable and remotely managed solution and process, CIOs can reduce costs, improve agility, and introduce new levels of compliance and service continuity. Creating micro data centers is something companies have done for years, but often in an ad hoc manner.” Gartner, "Apply a Self-Contained Solution to Micro Data Centers", David Cappuccio, 26 January 2015 Document #G00268769
  18. 18. Page 18Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Cloud architects agree " Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Service providers have embraced this vision most strongly from the start, but it won't be long before enterprise IT pros will likely do the same” Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl
  19. 19. Page 19Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | In addition to reduced latency, data center managers have goals when deploying on the edge Increase: • Consistency across applications • Reliability through integrated solutions and factory production versus ‘stick built’ • Ease of regulatory compliance Reduce: • One-time engineering • Unique training requirements • Troubleshooting time Minimize: • On-site work, testing, or commissioning • Custom programming • Human error
  20. 20. Page 20Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Comparison across Localized Data Center solutions
  21. 21. Page 21Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Our solutions are compatible with a broad set of IT equipment For installation of the IT equipment, the customer has a choice: • Self-install • System integrator installs on customer site • System integrator installs in their factory and ships to customer site
  22. 22. Page 22Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Solution – Configured to Order, integrated system Configure to Order
  23. 23. Page 23Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Engineered as a system • Integrated look and feel – uniform color, displays, style • Rules based architecture • “Out-of-the-box” management and diagnostics • Auto-discovery and configuration of devices • System-level design and planning tools • System-level performance specifications • System-level testing • Ability to manage capacity and redundancy levels of cooling, power, and rack space down to the rack U-level Configure to Order
  24. 24. Page 24Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Automated design and configuration tools Configure to Order
  25. 25. Page 25Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Solution - A micro data center is a self contained, secure computing environment that includes all the storage, processing and networking required to run the customer’s applications. It ships in a single enclosure and includes all necessary power, cooling, security, and associated management tools (DCIM). Micro data centers are assembled and tested in a factory environment. Our definition of micro data center: We believe strongly this represents is where industry thinking is heading Micro Data Center
  26. 26. Page 26Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Broad portfolio of micro data center physical infrastructure solutions Micro Data Center
  27. 27. 27Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook NetBotz Security and Environmental Monitoring > Surveillance Cameras > Alarm beacon > Temp. &Hum. sensors > Smoke detector > Leak Rope Sensor Fan-assisted cooling Metered rack PDU with remote monitoring Symmetra UPS with remote management StruxureWare Data Center Expert software for remote management and real-time monitoring IT equipment can be installed in an office space without the cost of building a dedicated IT room Superior sound proofing on all interior surfaces. Clean, decorative exterior to match office decor Optimized for Office Environments Features and Components Micro Data Center
  28. 28. 28Confidential Property of Schneider Electric - Internal Use - Data Center Business Playbook Ruggedized Features and Components NetBotz Security and Environmental Monitoring > Surveillance Cameras > Alarm beacon > Temp. &Hum. sensors > Smoke detector > Leak Rope Sensor InRow self-contained, active DX cooling with monitoring, controls, and display Switched and metered rack PDU with remote monitoring Fire-rated and sealed cable entries Symmetra UPS with remote management Multi-point locking door and Netbotz Rack Access proximity card locking system StruxureWare Data Center Expert software for remote management and real-time monitoring >Superior physical protection with heavy gauge steel construction >Thermally Insulated walls keep cold air in and hot air out >Wall construction provides superior sound attenuation >Front and rear access with 180° doors Micro Data Center
  29. 29. Page 29Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Micro data centers have options for even higher security • Ruggedized enclosures • Lockable enclosures • Biometric options • Access monitoring • Breach notifications Micro Data Center
  30. 30. Page 30Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Localized data centers are cost effective if they can leverage stranded capacity - $5 per watt versus $11 per watt Regional data center costs: 1MW Tier 1 data center: $10.8/watt Localized data center costs: Leveraging existing switchgear, cooling, no raised floor… $5/watt for a 1 rack complete solution Secure cabinet, UPS, management
  31. 31. • Increased Security • Compatible with any IT • Fast and Easy to Design and Deploy Localized data centers provide benefits on “the edge” Micro Data Center Configure to Order
  32. 32. Page 32Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Schneider Electric equips an IT reseller micro data center Micro Data Center
  33. 33. Page 33Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | US sporting goods retail chain – Micro Data Center applications Micro Data Center
  34. 34. Page 34Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Sagrada Familia Barcelona Micro Data Center
  35. 35. Page 35Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Sagrada Familia Barcelona Micro Data Center
  36. 36. Schneider Electric’s localized data centers enable the Internet of Things (IoT) Page 36Confidential Property of Schneider Electric | Micro Data Center 1-10 rack data centers available as configure to order or prefabricated micro • Increased security • Compatible with any IT • Fast and easy to design and deploy in existing environments • Reduced latency • Easily managed
  37. 37. THANK YOU. Page 37Confidential Property of Schneider Electric |

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