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Economic and Environmental Drivers for Virtualization

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NCCE 2011
Admin/IT Summit - Virtualization

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Economic and Environmental Drivers for Virtualization

  1. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Capital and Operational Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of System Management </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Business Impacts </li></ul>Tige Phillips Cisco Systems Engineer [email_address]
  2. 4. Capital and Operational <ul><li>Lower upfront capital costs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Support and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Control Power and Cooling </li></ul>
  3. 5. System Management <ul><li>Reduced Complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Allow Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Redeploy Staff </li></ul>
  4. 6. Business Impact <ul><li>Enable flexible business </li></ul><ul><li>Increase productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce deployment times </li></ul>
  5. 7. Case Study Virtualization and Consolidation - A Operating Cost Analysis Presented For: Northwest Council for Computer Education
  6. 8. <ul><li>Virtualization always increases efficiency </li></ul>Virtualization myths Myth <ul><li>I don ’t need to worry about power and cooling when virtualizing </li></ul><ul><li>High density and high efficiency cannot coexist </li></ul>Myth Myth <ul><li>Virtualization requires high density data centers </li></ul>Myth Ambiguous terminology!
  7. 9. <ul><li>Assess the impact of consolidation / virtualization strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effect of under-loaded CRACs, chillers, generators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential hotspots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify issues in system design or operation that compromise efficiency and recommend solutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Row-based cooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable UPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predictive management tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Estimate potential efficiency gains to enable return-on-investment (ROI) calculations for capital expenditures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Center Electrical Efficiency Assessment service </li></ul></ul>Three ways we can help with virtualization projects
  8. 10. Go Go to latest online version of this tool Click to resume presentation Done Core | Virtualization-Consolidation | Rev 0
  9. 11. Which density strategy? <ul><li>New or existing data center? </li></ul><ul><li>How many high-density servers? </li></ul><ul><li>How much bulk power and cooling? </li></ul><ul><li>Can IT devices be moved around? </li></ul>Spread the load Consolidate the load Spectrum of post-virtualization densities High-density racks with virtualized servers Low-density racks with no virtualized servers Low-density racks with a mix of virtualized and non-virtualized servers 46 White paper
  10. 12. Case study – The Infrastructure Related Impacts of Virtualization Before Virtualization Annual electric bill Including Cooling A well known financial institution operating a medium sized data center in Utah: <ul><li>120kW Data Center Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>90kW Connected IT Load </li></ul><ul><li>59kW Connected Server Load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 160 Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 35 Racks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Center Efficiency – 49% </li></ul>Before Virtualization $ 193,123
  11. 13. Case study – The Infrastructure Related Impacts of Virtualization $ 140,305 27% savings After Virtualization Annual electric bill Including Cooling <ul><li>120kW Data Center Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>90kW Connected IT Load </li></ul><ul><li>59kW Connected Server Load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 160 Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 35 Racks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Center Efficiency – 49% </li></ul>Before Virtualization <ul><li>53kW Connected IT Load </li></ul><ul><li>22kW Connected Server Load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% of Servers Virtualized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidation Ratio: 20 to 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 6 Racks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Center Efficiency – 39% </li></ul>After Virtualization Annual Savings $ 52,815 $ 193,123
  12. 14. Case study – The Infrastructure Related Impacts of Virtualization <ul><li>120 kW data center capacity </li></ul><ul><li>90 kW IT load (75% loaded) </li></ul><ul><li>59 kW total server load (66%) </li></ul><ul><li>DCiE = 49% </li></ul><ul><li>Average 7 kW / rack </li></ul><ul><li>DX air conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>No redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>$0.12 / kW hr </li></ul><ul><li>Right-sized power & cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Close-coupled cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Use blanking panels </li></ul><ul><li>High-efficiency UPS (96%) </li></ul>$ 140,305 27% savings 36% savings Before Virtualization After Virtualization $89,251 54% After physical infrastructure improvements savings Before virtualization <ul><li>60 kW capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Data center load 88% </li></ul><ul><li>DCiE = 62% </li></ul>Optimized power & cooling Annual Savings $ 103,872 Annual electric bill Including Cooling $ 193,123 <ul><li>53 kW IT load (42% loaded) </li></ul><ul><li>22 kW total server load </li></ul><ul><li>75% servers virtualizable </li></ul><ul><li>Server consolidation ratio 20:1 </li></ul><ul><li>DCiE = 39% </li></ul>After virtualization

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