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The Road to Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Get started on the road to energy resource management. Learn how to improve power consumuption and gain visibility into the utilizaton of IT equipment with Viridity's EnergyCenter software.

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The Road to Data Center Energy Efficiency

  1. 1. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />The Road ToData Center Efficiency<br />
  2. 2. Energy Center 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 © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />2<br />The Leader in EnergyResource Management<br />
  3. 3. Energy Resource Management (ERM)<br />Eliminate Non-Productive IT Assets<br />Improve<br />Data Center<br />Efficiency<br />Optimize<br />Operating <br />Efficiency<br />Baseline <br />Environment<br />Non-Productive IT Assets<br />Retire Ghosts<br />Leverage Underutilized servers<br />IT Asset Inventory<br />Dynamically <br />Measure Utilization<br />Know Top Power<br />Consumers<br />Find Stranded Capacity<br />Optimal Placement<br />Tech Refresh<br />Automated Measurement & Monitoring<br />Predictive Analysis<br />Make IT a Competitive Advantage<br />Source: Forrester “Five Data Center Efficiency Moves To Make Today”<br />
  4. 4. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />BaselineEnvironment<br />
  5. 5. IT Asset Inventory<br />Quit managing thedata center withspreadsheets<br />Auto-discover ITassets down to thesubcomponent level<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Dynamically Measure Utilization<br />Trend powerusage and utilization over time<br />Eliminate snapshots that gather point in time data<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />6<br />EnergyCenter: Power Utilization Profile<br />
  7. 7. Know Top Power Consumers<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />7<br />Identify equipment in the data center using the most power<br />Map power consumption to utilization<br />EnergyCenter: Top Power Consumers<br />
  8. 8. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />EliminateNonproductive Assets<br />
  9. 9. Retire Ghosts From Data Center<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />9<br />Remove servers thatare not contributingto the business<br />Identify thecandidates fordecommissioning or virtual consolidation<br />
  10. 10. Consolidate Nonproducers<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />10<br />Consolidateapplications andstacks of gear<br />Enable additionalapplicationdeployment in existing data center<br />EnergyCenter: Underutilized Server Identification<br />
  11. 11. Leverage Underutilized Servers<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />11<br />Remove, consolidate or virtualize applications<br />Achieve peakperformance withthe equipment in theexisting data center<br />
  12. 12. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Improve Data CenterEfficiency<br />
  13. 13. Find Stranded Capacity<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />13<br />Add years to the life of existing data center<br />Facilities is heating and cooling for<br />1,000 kW<br />Available Capacity<br />Could add 1000 Additional Servers<br />kW<br />Max Draw<br />480 kW<br />Min Draw<br />250 kW<br />Utilization<br />
  14. 14. Optimal Placement of Equipment<br />$17,450*<br />$12,750*<br />Savings of <br />$1.8k - $7.7k<br />Per Rack / Per year<br />AVERAGE PUE<br />AVERAGE PUE<br />EnergyCenter<br />VIIRIDITY<br />5.7kW<br />5.7kW<br />Source: Georgia Tech Study<br />*Note: Total annual power cost per rack<br />
  15. 15. Tech Refresh<br />Upgrade power consuming equipment to new, energy efficient models<br />Investment made is returned through the reduction of power and cooling expenses<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />15<br />“We estimate, in fact, that the conversion to the energy-efficient Intel Core micro-architecture saved up to 26 terawatt-hours of electricity between 2006 and 2009, compared to the technology it replaced.”<br />-- Intel Annual Report, 2009<br />
  16. 16. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />Achieve Optimal OperatingEfficiency<br />
  17. 17. Automated Measurement & Reports<br />Information isgathered dynamicallyand reports aregenerated for analysisof:<br />Server utilization<br />Top power consumers<br />Underutilized servers<br />Power distributionunits<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />17<br />
  18. 18. Predictive Analysis<br />Identify trends overtime using historicalcharts<br />Actionableinformation helps todrive down costs,manage risk, andextend the life ofexisting facilities<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />18<br />
  19. 19. Make IT a Competitive Advantage<br />Demonstrate how ITsaves money, energyand resources andhow that goes straightto the bottom line<br />Lead corporatesustainability efforts<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />19<br />
  20. 20. Learn More at Viridity.com<br />Download Viridity white papers<br />Register for a Viridity webinar<br />Try our NEW ROI calculator!<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />20<br />

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