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Consolidate, Virtualize, Energize


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Consolidate, Virtualize, Energize

  1. 1. Consolidate, Virtualize and Energize<br />A Green Information Technology Data Center for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities<br />
  2. 2. Project team<br />Lori Schmidt-Project Manager<br />Lisa Neuttila-Project Administrator<br />Matt Dorner-Project Technical Coordinator<br />Lewis Muaka-Project Designer<br />MNSCU-Project Owner<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br />Monitoring and Measuring<br />Green IT Certification<br />Virtualization of Servers<br />Design layouts<br />Alternative Energy<br />Summary<br />
  4. 4. Background<br />Minnesota State Colleges and Universities currently has 32 colleges and universities in its system. Each college has its own IT data center.<br />MNSCU faced a proposed reduction in state funding. This project focused on designing and implementing a standardized Green IT data center.<br />
  5. 5. Project Goals<br />Consolidate current information technology services into a more energy efficient system<br />Reduce cost of energy and receive a good return on investment in new equipment<br />Allow MNSCU to be a proactive leader in the state by reducing energy consumption<br />
  6. 6. Project Goals<br />Incorporate alternative energy to help reduce <br /> energy costs<br />Implement server virtualization to use current server resources more efficiently<br />Reduce energy consumption by 5% in the first phase and 10% by project completion<br />
  7. 7. Timeline<br />
  8. 8. Timeline<br />1/2013<br />1/2015<br />3/2016<br />9/2012<br />6/2012<br /><ul><li>Major datacenter changes made to increase virtualization
  9. 9. End Phase 1
  10. 10. Energy consumption should be reduced </li></ul>by 5%<br /><ul><li>Project complete (total reduction </li></ul>of 10%)<br /><ul><li>MNSCU IT employees have obtained Green IT Certification
  11. 11. Implement Solar</li></li></ul><li>Monitoring and Measuring<br />“You cannot improve what you cannot measure”<br />Use of Measuring software<br /><ul><li>Entuity-Eye of the Storm
  12. 12. 75% compliance of users in turning off devices
  13. 13. $1.5 million savings after two years</li></ul>Use of Active Directory<br /><ul><li>Additional $500,000 savings</li></li></ul><li>Green IT Certification<br />Selected MNSCU IT employees certified in Green IT during Phase I of project <br />CompTIA Strata Certificate<br />These employees maintain contact with our project group to discuss their observations at the ground level help craft strategies for promoting Green IT<br />
  14. 14. Virtualizing Servers<br />Microsoft Server 2008 x64 R2 OS <br />Virtualization provided by Intel VT + Microsoft Hyper-V<br />Replace current Pentium-4 era Xeon servers with fewer, more modern 4-core Intel servers (Socket 1366)<br />Each server to have redundant features (Redundant PS, RAID) <br />
  15. 15. Virtualizing Servers<br />Reduce datacenters from 12 servers to 3<br />Storage can be updated based on needs of the datacenter<br />Overall hardware savings of $768,000 (project end)<br />Overall energy savings of $384,000 (project end)<br />
  16. 16. Data Center (Building Layout)<br />
  17. 17. APC by Schneider ElectricInfraStruXure Data Center Architecture<br />
  18. 18. InfraStruXure Management SW<br />
  19. 19. RACK MODULES<br />
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  21. 21. APC Eco-Breeze Cooling SystemA modular indirect evaporative and air-to-air heat exchanger cooling solution.<br /> power.aspx?articleid=6633&zoneid=60<br />
  22. 22. EcoBreeze<br />EcoBreezehas the ability to switch automatically between air-to-air and indirect evaporative heat exchange<br />The design of the EcoBreeze is able to reduce energy consumption by leveraging temperature differences between outside ambient air, compared to IT return air, to provide economized cooling to the data center<br />
  23. 23. SolarAlternative Clean Energy Source By Phillips Eco Enterprise Center<br />
  24. 24. Solar MountingsOn Roof Tops<br />Building codes allowing, solar panels will be mounted on rooftops<br />
  25. 25. Parking Lots<br />Another alternative is using parking lots which the solar panels can double up as shades for cars<br />
  26. 26. Expected Savings from Solar Energy<br />- System Cost: $1,000,000<br />- Percent of Energy offset: 96%<br />- Rebates Generated: $450,000<br />annually for the first 5 years<br />- Electricity cost saved in first year:<br />$200,000<br />- Total Savings to the General Fund over 5 Years: $4,000,000<br />
  27. 27. Summary<br />Overall energy savings approximately $9,000,000 at project completion<br />30 % energy reduction at project completion, exceeding our goal of 10% <br />Standardized data centers increase flexibility of staffing, and ease system management <br />
  28. 28. Future Recommendations<br />Enhanced online education<br />Mobile technology voucher<br />Consolidate 32 data centers into 10 regional data centers<br />
  29. 29. Google Groups <br /> Sharing documents and ideas<br />Microsoft Office Visio<br />Data center design<br />Server rack design<br />Switch rack design<br />Technology Resources<br /><ul><li> Skype
  30. 30. Forcommunication</li></li></ul><li>Web Sources<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />