Better Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions are combining best practices from facilities & IT, and are simplifying capacity management, increasing availability, and extending the life of existing data centers. But to experience these benefits, you need to choose the solution that best fits your data center. Join Viridity Software co-founder and CTO, Mike Rowan, as he discusses how DCIM software helps you manage your data center more efficiently. This webinar will include a quick demonstration of Viridity EnergyCenter and will be open to your questions.

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  • Who are we? Viridity Software is the leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software. Our software connects equipment utilization and business value to power consumption in the data center.Customers are finding time to value in hours, not months.And, because we are a software solution, there is no additional hardware or agents required.
  • Achieved through the implementation of specialized software, or hardware and sensors, DCIM will enable a common, real-time monitoring and management platform for all interdependent systems across IT and facility infrastructures.
  • Treshembelish with history of physical monitoring and IT capacity (lack of insight)
  • System configuration and usage are clearly the determining factors in power consumption, and their financial impact requires some scrutiny. Understanding the average and peak utilization ranges of servers and racks is critical in determining which systems are the most expensive to run. Their cost may have little to do with their age.
  • You’re convinced you want to measure efficiency, where do you start? There are essentially two philosophies on this, we will call them bottom up and top down.
  • The bottom up approach is the dominant approach in the market.
  • It starts at the Panel and measures all the energy enter into the Datacenter
  • It then moves from the panel to the rack.
  • Without knowing what is happening at the server level you have a room full of questions marks making it difficult to optimize for energy efficiency, resource allocation.
  • You’re convinced you want to measure efficiency, where do you start? There are essentially two philosophies on this, we will call them bottom up and top down.
  • Other best practices…
  • Key Points:EnergyCenter is Viridity’s Core PlatformIt provides end-to-end capabilities to understand actual power consumption and utilization at the IT asset levelIt further provides actionable reporting literally within a few hours of beginning deploymentPrevious Notes:Frictionless DeploymentDeploys in minutesNo hardware sensorsImmediate ResultsActionable reports within hours of first DiscoveryInsights across IT and Facilities infrastructureDirect ROI
  • Better Data Center Infrastructure Management

    1. 1. Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Better Data Center Infrastructure Management <br />Mike TreshDirector of Product Management Viridity Software<br />
    2. 2. The Leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management Software<br />EnergyCenter connects equipment utilization and business value to power consumption<br />Time-to-value in hours, not months<br />Deploys in minutes, not weeks<br />No additional hardware required<br />No server agents required <br />Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />2<br />
    3. 3. What is DCIM?<br />(DCIM) is the integration of (IT) and facilities best practices to centralize: <br /><ul><li>Monitoring
    4. 4. Management
    5. 5. Intelligent Capacity Planning
    6. 6. Increased availability</li></ul>Copyright © 2009 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />3<br />
    7. 7. Communication Silos<br />Facilities<br />IT<br />
    8. 8. How Does this Happen?<br />Energy Delivery<br />Energy<br />Consumption<br />• Hot aisle containment<br />• Cold aisle containment<br />• Variable frequency drives<br />• Air side economizers<br />• Server refresh<br />• Consolidation<br />• Virtualization<br />• Utilization management<br />
    9. 9. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />6<br />Centralize Monitoring / Mgmt<br /><ul><li>What to Monitor:power distribution, consumption, and equipment utilization across the data center.
    10. 10. Identify and Share Trends: By providing continuous monitoring information, instead of a snapshot, you can identify a complete picture of capacity requirements.
    11. 11. Alerts and Reports: Communicate information across the company.</li></li></ul><li>Intelligent Capacity Planning<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />7<br /><ul><li>Discover actual power, cooling,&spaceconsumption rates at the server level.
    12. 12. Identify stranded capacity at existing data centers.
    13. 13. Run “what if” scenarios around tech refresh and placement of new equipment.</li></li></ul><li>Increase Availability<br />Requires analytics around energy measurement, utilization modeling& power trending -- not just capacity. <br />Understanding how changes to IT & infrastructure impact the data center, before a failure occurs.<br />Intelligent resource management ensures increased availability.<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />8<br />
    14. 14. Where You Measure Matters<br />
    15. 15. From the Bottom Up<br />
    16. 16. Panel<br />
    17. 17. Panel – Racks<br />
    18. 18. Panel – Racks – Question Mark <br />
    19. 19. Viridity Starts at the Servers<br />
    20. 20. From the Top Down<br />
    21. 21. Server<br />
    22. 22. Server – Rack <br />
    23. 23. Server – Rack – Panel <br />
    24. 24. Hardware Solutions<br />Provides gross measurement (Smart PDU’s/ BCM / Power Meters)<br />Hardware + Software Solutions<br />Invasive (Sensor Networks)<br />Software Solutions with Agents<br />Difficult to deploy and manage (limited to servers)<br />Software Solutions without Agents<br />Quick to deploy, quick time to value, high degree of accuracy<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />19<br />
    25. 25. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />EnergyCenter<br />“The only Data Center Energy Management solution that provides detailed understanding of power consumption within hours of beginning deployment”<br />-- Andy Lawrence – The 451 Group<br />20<br />
    26. 26. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Q & A<br />
    27. 27. Register for a Live DemoDiscover the full power of the EnergyCenter EnergyCenter Free TrialRun EnergyCenter in your data center!Download EnergyCheck Free energy health-check in your data center!<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />22<br />VIRIDITY.COM<br />

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