Defining the industry standard for efficiencies in the data center
The data center is ruled by two masters. Facilities control power, cooling, building systems and construction. IT is responsible for the equipment, software, process and service delivery to business units. The line between these two organizations has always been blurred and in these gray areas, cracks quickly become fissures when the data center is reconfigured, expanded, or relocated.
The Green Data Center Alliance strives to be the central repository of information for myriad industries that design, build, operate and support data centers who wish to contain, control, and reduce power consumption inside the data center envelope.
How Big Data Analytics Will Transform Data Center EfficiencyPatrick Flynn, Group Leader, Applied Intelligence and Sustainability, IOIn this 45-minute webinar, Patrick Flynn will make the case that the data center is the best and only place we can hope to meet the massive sustainability challenges confronting today’s enterprises and governments. Patrick will describe how data analysis holds the key to energy efficiency, business continuity and a new, better paradigm in performance measurement that will transform infrastructure and IT alike.
Patrick Flynn holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. His work includes identifying, prioritizing and implementing a wide array of projects within IO’s operations and product platform. He is a Professional Engineer (HVAC) and LEED Accredited Professional.Read more >
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is rapidly ascending the CIO agenda as a way to manage data center assets over their lifecycle more efficiently. Huge cost ramifications are at play given that older equipment consumes much higher rates of power, new data centers can easily cost $100 million dollars to build, and the only constant in a data center is change.
Hear from Nlyte Software, a leader in DCIM, on how some of their largest clients have benefitted in these 3 case studies:
Banking – how did one of the world’s largest banks with over 1 million square feet of data center space, 25,000 racks and 120,000 servers spread across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific reach their goal of replacing 15% of their data center assets annually?
Consumer Electronics – how did one of the world’s largest consumer electronics and technology companies running nine data centers on four continents with a capacity of more than 18,000 racks and 350,000 individual servers come to replace 800 assets…per day?
Retail – how did one of the world’s largest home improvement retailers operating four data centers with over 1,500 servers across a national footprint get over 500 users to participate in asset management workflow?
This talk will describe the key driving forces affecting data center costs, developing and documenting detailed examples from available data, estimating costs and correcting them for inflation, and explaining the implications of the results. It also will explore some ways to improve data center efficiency, the most important and most neglected of which relate to institutional changes that can help companies reduce the total costs of computing services.
In 2012, IT planners find themselves in the grips of an “Infrastruggle” – a battle for storage strategy keyed to infrastructure and technology memes and bounded by economic forces. In this session, Jon Toigo, CEO of Toigo Partners International and Chairman of the Data Management Institute identifies the drivers of the infrastruggle and offers guidelines for building a business-savvy storage strategies that will provide a foundation for meeting present and future business data management requirements.
Toigo will survey six trends that threaten to increase storage cost and data risk, while reducing productivity at exactly the time when business managers are turning to IT to make fewer staff more productive. Then, he will survey effective short and longer term measures that can be taken to improve the efficiency of storage infrastructure in terms of its performance, capacity and data protection management.
With everyone talking about cloud storage, you would think it would be the end-all solution for many organizations wanting a better storage strategy for their infrastructure. However, is it a strategy you should be looking at? Join this panel of storage experts as they jump into the cloud to see when cloud storage is worth it and when it isn't.
This presentation will cover topics such as:
- the definition of cloud storage
- security and legal issues
- management problems by incorporating cloud into your storage strategy
- the future of cloud storage and new technologies
The availability of so many options and platforms for cloud migration seems daunting when you first start out. We started with the assumption that, at least for a smaller university, the economics of the cloud will lead to the end of life of our data center well before the end of this decade, but the benefits, costs, and opportunities for cloud migration are quite uneven and shifting rapidly. We'll share our journey and the criteria we use to decide what to move to the cloud (and where), and what to keep on premises - for now.
How is cloud computing increasing the pressure on traditional enterprise data centers, (both small and large) to react rapidly to the changing needs of the business and their customers? What new tools and working practices are emerging to enable technology professionals to create and deliver high quality services more quickly?
In this session, we’ll look at ways you can distill cloud computing down to principles that you can apply to how you manage your data center and deliver services and build the applications that support them. We’ll look at software-based networking as a case in point, and consider how cloud principles can support your devops and agile initiatives.
With funding decreasing every year for higher education, universities are turning to data centers to cut some of their operating expenses. Find out how Utah State University redesigned their data center with energy efficiency in mind to both lower the cost of running their infrastructure as well as understand their role in the environment.
This webinar will cover topics including:
- Understanding the fundamental problems with a data center redesign
- Developing a solution for hot isle, cold isle design
- The efficiency results from USU's redesign
- How the USU data center has impacted the educational environment
A data centre is a highly complex environment. More and more businesses are realising it is essential to have someone on their team who understands all aspects of this highly diverse and technical area. Data centres are also large energy users and are therefore under growing pressure to become as energy efficient as possible. This can only be achieved by a cohesive and comprehensive approach between the business, IT & Facilities. There are many new methodologies and technologies appearing to improve energy efficiency and businesses can easily make inappropriately matched choices and spend a fortune yet still not achieve their goals.
What is a CDCEP™?
A Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP™) is an individual who can demonstrate knowledge in the different aspects required for planning and implementing data centre energy initiatives. Through comprehensive training, a CDCEP™ has been taught what it takes to achieve an ongoing and future-ready set of strategies for the data centre, no matter what the future may bring. These individuals are uniquely positioned to create the close linkage required between the data centre and the business in order to meet the business requirement.
The Role of the CDCEP™
The CDCEP™ programme has been created to provide individuals with the appropriate skills to enable them to develop into authorities in the development and implementation of long term data centre strategies to meet the business needs on a more efficient and sustainable basis. CDCEP™ is the first and still the only internationally recognised qualification in the data centre industry, recognised worldwide.