Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Energy efficiency data center overview

3,218 views

Published on

There are many factors in the data center that are driving the new data center design considerations. This slideshare discusses several of the trends in the data center and covers several solutions to implement.

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

Energy efficiency data center overview

  1. 1. Energy Drivers in the Data Center
  2. 2. Schneider Electric:The global specialist in energy management€21.3 billion sales in 2010120,000 people in more than 100 countries>200 factories around the worldR&D centres in 25 countriesSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 2
  3. 3. You can find most of the Schneiderportfolio in a typical data center today Switchgear Data center power, cooling, Data Building Energy and power racks, and center automation management distribution management servicesSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 3
  4. 4. The new APCA Heritage of leadership, experience and innovation● APC was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2007● MGE UPS Systems, another division of Schneider Electric, merged with APC● Together they represent the Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit of Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 4
  5. 5. The New Reality:Keystrokes  Kilowatts Heat OUT Electricity INSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 5
  6. 6. Demand for bandwidth is exploding…Business must react quickly 6 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 6
  7. 7. Which is putting data center planning andoperation under increasing pressures Increasing availability Rapid changes in expectations IT technology Uncertainlong-term plans for Energy and servicecapacity or density cost control pressureHigh densityblade server Dynamic powerpower/heat variation Regulatory Server requirements consolidation In response, we are working to change the way the world designs, installs, operates, manages, and maintains data centers Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 7
  8. 8. Data Center Energy ConsumptionSource: EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency; August 2, 2007Schneider Electric Solution + Innovation Tour 8 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 8
  9. 9. Rack Power Consumption INCREACING…while many data centers are shrinking. ● Resulting power draws per rack have Peak Kilowatts per rack grown eightfold since 1996 ● Average (Peak) kW per rack 30 • 2000: 1kW • 2006: 2-4kW 25 • 2010: 6kW+ Kilowatts ● Over 40% of data center customers 20 report power demand outstripping supply 15 ● Power density is increasing with new server form factors 10 ● Power and cooling budgets have become difficult to predict … 5 ● And the pace of technology continues unabated … 0 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 Source: EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency; August 2, 2007 9 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 9
  10. 10. The Big Picture (as it relates toPower and Cooling) Total electric power use on Earth in 2008 17,096 TWh* 2% Data centers and networks use about 342 TWh 1/3% Wasted due to inefficiency of traditional DC physical infrastructure* USA 2008 Electricity consumption 3,873 TWh* Wind 2009 Worldwide capacity 340 TWh** 112 TWh Solar 2009 Worldwide capacity 26 TWh Potential savings now! *CIA World Factbook 2008 **World Wind Energy Report 2009 10 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 10
  11. 11. Energy Use & Reporting for the Data Center Total Facility Power*PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) = IT Equipment Power* The facility power dedicated to the data center The EPA Energy Star rating for Data Centers based on PUE Schneider Electric Solution + Innovation Tour 11 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 11
  12. 12. Virtualization myths ● Virtualization always increases efficiency ● Virtualization requires high density data centers ● High density and high efficiency cannot coexist ● I don’t need to worry about power and cooling when virtualizingSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 12
  13. 13. Simple Case Study Implementing Virtualization in a data Center Annual electric billBefore virtualization ● Average 7 kW / rack●120 kW data center capacity●90 kW IT load (75% loaded) $193,123 ● DX air conditioning Before Virtualization●59 kW total server load (66%) 27% ● No redundancy●PUE = 2.0 ● $0.12 / kW hr 54% ● Right-sized power & savingsAfter virtualization cooling $140,305• 53 kW IT load (42% loaded) After Virtualization ● Close-coupled cooling• 22 kW total server load 36%• 75% servers virtualizable ● Use blanking panels• Server consolidation ratio 20:1 ● High-efficiency UPS• PUE= 2.5 (96%)Optimized power & cooling $89,251• 60 kW capacity After NCPI Improvements• Data center load 88%• PUE = 1.6 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 13 Source: TradeOff Tool - TT9 Rev 0 “Virtualization Energy Cost Calculator”
  14. 14. Cooling Architectures StudiedCentral Air Handling Unit Computer Room Air Handler InRow Air Handler (CAHU) (CRAH) (IRAH) Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 14
  15. 15. Cooling capability limitations of the raised floor Additionally requires grate-type tiles 500-700 cfm Perf tile Grate tile 12 Typical With Extreme Impractical Capability Effort 10 Rack 8 Power (kW) 6 that can becooled by one 4 tile with this airflow 2 0 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 Single tile per rack [47.2] [94.4] [141.6] [188.8] [236.0] [283.2] [330.4] [377.6] [424.8] [471.9] 10 degree C rise 160CFM/KW Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 Tile Airflow (cfm) [L/s] 15
  16. 16. Zone technologies REAR containment NO containment So lid re Cold aisle ar do or s Hot aisle Return air contained Cold aisle HOT-AISLE containment Contained hot aisleSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 16
  17. 17. Achieving high efficiency in high-density data centers Products we offer as part of our solutions 1 Close Coupled / Contained Cooling 2 Ultra-high efficiency UPS 3 Capacity and energy management software for power, cooling, and racks 4 Scalable power and cooling equipment 5 High-efficiency AC power distributionWhitepaper 126 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 17
  18. 18. APC… Complete Solution Offering Ecobreeze + Thermal containment kW / rackSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 18
  19. 19. High-efficiency UPS 100%● UPS efficiency has large effect on data center 95% efficiency because total IT 90% load goes through it 85% % Efficiency● Improvement over typical 80% % Loss from 80% to 96% efficiency at 75% 20% load corresponds to loss 70% reduction of 80% 65%● Electricity savings can pay for 60% the UPS in many cases 55%● Side effect of high efficiency 50% design: UPS is nearly silent 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% % IT LoadSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 19
  20. 20. Scalable power and cooling● Over half the power and cooling losses in a data center are fixed 100% Power and cooling and do not vary with the IT load (so efficiency degrades as IT 90% installation load declines) 80% 70%● Oversizing is therefore a primary Efficiency % Efficiency contributor to inefficiency 60% 50%● Virtualization and server power management will make this 40% problem worse, if power and 30% cooling are sized to peak IT 20% loads that are not typical 10%● New power and cooling devices 0% can scale in capacity, reducing 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% fixed losses %IT load % IT LoadSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 20
  21. 21. And Finally…. Management / Measurement MONITOR CONTROL AUTOMATE ISX Ops ION-E Continuum/Vista ISX Central Power Business Unit Buildings Business Unit IT Business Unit Schneider Electric Solution + Innovation Tour 21 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 21
  22. 22. Capacity and energy management ● Poor utilization of capacity is a primary cause of inefficiency ● Software can identify available capacity (even by rack) and help prevent creation of stranded capacity ● Side effect is you can fit more IT equipment in the power and cooling “envelope” of the data center ● Energy management can identify StruxureWare Data Center Expert software efficiency improvement opportunities with Capacity ManagerWhitepaper 150 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 22
  23. 23. Software Management Platforms: Purpose Schneider Electric Solution + Innovation Tour 23 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 23
  24. 24. Software Management Platforms: Purpose Schneider Electric Solution + Innovation Tour 24 Schneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 24
  25. 25. QuestionsSchneider Electric - IT Business – Jan 2012 25

×