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Executive DCIM

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The breadth of information provided by DCIM enables Data Center Managers to impart intelligence cross-departmentally and directly to the desk of executives. Learn how a DCIM solution can be leveraged for optimal understanding of the data centers current state and projected needs in terms of cost. This webinar will provide a high-level view of DCIM's value and is intended for any person involved in making decisions in the data center.

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Executive DCIM

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

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