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Data Center Infrastructure Trends

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As DCIM emerges into a familiar term, a fortified discipline, a new market of solutions, and by definition 'integrates IT and facilities management', what does 'bridging the departmental gap' really mean? Where are the gaps, where will the synergy be, and what will be done differently with DCIM in the mix? Join Michael Tresh, Director of Product Management and Marketing, as he discusses legacy, current, and future data center infrastructure management.

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Data Center Infrastructure Trends

  1. 1. Michael Tresh, Director of Product Management & Marketing(p) 781-425-2922 (e) MichaelT@Viridity.com Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Agenda–  Current Data Center Management Approach–  Data Center Management Trends–  Emergence of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools–  Case Study & ROI Methodology 2 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Energy (Power & Cooling) is the FastestGrowing Expense in the Data CenterSource: IDC, Worldwide Server Energy Expense 2009–2013 Forecast (12/09) 3 Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. PUE Total Facility Power IT Equipment Power–  PUE (and variations)   A good start   Becoming the de facto standard(s) for measuring data center efficiency   Not the end-all-be-all   Fluctuations can be a good thing, reducing total energy consumption may cause your PUE to increase or decrease 4 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Lowering PUE – Incomplete Picture–  Must understand the affect of Infrastructure Load and its Efficiency IT Load and its Efficiency 5 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Without insight into utilization and IT powerconsumption, energy use and capacity are impossible to manage efficiently 6 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Trends: DCIM Solutions–  DCIM… the new ‘buzzword’–  The premise… Dont just understand infrastructure or IT, understand how they intersect–  Solutions are new but are becoming more mature–  Bridge the gap between IT, Facilities, and the needs of the business 7 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. What is DCIM?–  Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the integration of (IT) and facilities management disciplines to centralize monitoring, management and intelligent capacity planning of a data center’s critical systems and increase availability.–  Features   Baseline, plan and intelligently manage capacity-- space, power, cooling   Drive energy efficiency initiatives   Use virtualization effectively   Optimize critical infrastructure, improve uptime   Reduce costs through effective utilization of infrastructure   Streamline data center operations, implement best practices 8 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. How Does this Happen?Facilities CIO IT
  10. 10. Legacy Data Center Management 10 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Current DCIM 11 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Future Convergence 12 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Data Center: BeforeData center before consolidation, tech refresh, and elimination of stranded assets. 14 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Retire, Refresh, Consolidate–  Determine if an asset is nonproductive, under-productive, or only productive on demand–  Virtualize what makes sense–  Turning Off = Immediate bottom-line savings 15 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Data Center: AfterData center after consolidation, tech refresh, and elimination of stranded assets. 16 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Consolidation Results Before After Difference Asset Count 245 139 106 Avg. Utilization 16% 38% 22% DC Power (kW) 417.49 347.68 69.81 $148,309/yr. in Power & Cooling Saved 17 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. ROI savings calculations–  Retiring a server = 300 watts at $.11/kWh–  Use PUE to estimate cooling savings–  Network cost savings = $50/port–  If every server uses 1 man hour per month in support, then removing 100 servers is worth 10,000 man hours (5 man years)–  OS and application costs between $3-5K/yr
  19. 19. Estimated Annual ROI Consolidation or Retirement of 106 Servers Power & Cooling $148,000 Network $50,000 Storage $150,000 Labor $385,000 Licenses $318,000 Total Savings $1,051,000 Savings per Server $9,915
  20. 20. EnergyCenter Savings Assessment Asset Placement Assistance Top Power Consumers Utilization vs. Power 20 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. EnergyCenter Branch Circuit Monitors Underutilized Servers Rack Power Rack Power Drill Down 21 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. 2011 Uptime Institute Award – “Outstanding IT Product in a User Deployment”“The only Data Center Energy Management solution thatprovides detailed understanding of power consumption withinhours of beginning deployment.” -- Andy Lawrence – The 451 Group 22 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. VIRIDITY.COMRegister for a Live DemoDiscover the full power of the EnergyCenterDownload EnergyCheckFree energy health-check in your data center! 24 Copyright © 2011 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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