Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load. Using data from 45 sites reviewed by Upsite Technologies, this white paper will show how you can calculate, benchmark, interpret, and benefit from a simple and practical metric called the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF).
Calculating the CCF is the quickest and easiest way
to determine cooling infrastructure utilization and
potential gains to be realized by AFM improvements.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 09, 2015
Download this white paper and learn how the Dell Hybrid HPC solution delivers a hybrid CPU and GPU compute environment with the PowerEdge C6320 and C4130 to:
- Optimize workloads across CPU/GPU servers
- Deliver the highest-density, highest-performance in a small footprint
- Provide significant power, cooling and resource utilization benefits
- Lower cost of ownership and enhance reliability through integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and Lifecycle Controller
To maintain its position at the forefront of international research, the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University wanted to develop a new high-performance computing cluster - find out how they did it.
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
A 10-year total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis is provided showing li-ion is 39% less than VRLA despite their capital cost premium. A sensitivity analysis reveals the TCO drivers. Finally we discuss li-ion batteries for retrofit and new UPS applications and the effect of temperature on battery life, runtime, and cooling.
This paper explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers and explains how high-density rack power distribution, air containment, and other practices improve availability and efficiency. Examples of acceptable use policies that address these issues are provided.
In some cases, adopting cloud IoT platform may make more sense where required processes, communication costs and cloud costs meet sufficient total cost of ownership against deploying MDC. Additionally, in situations that an end-user organization already has a secure room or a modular data center solution where infrastructure can be housed and/or the amount of infrastructure involved may be too small to benefit from power/cooling advantages of being housed in an MDC, the organization may not see a need for an MDC. An MDC is nothing more than a smaller form of a modular data center, and a number of providers have entered the modular data center solutions space in the past. These modular data center solution providers came into the market with high expectations for growth and ROI only to find that high sales were not forthcoming due to limited use cases, so many exited the space.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.
Organizations everywhere are turning to virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technologies to support anytime, anywhere access to today’s work load intensive, data-heavy applications. Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers—built for high performance, 24/7 availability, and uncompromised reliability—can help IT organizations deliver the benefits of these transformative technologies.With cost-saving power, cooling, space, and management efficiencies, Dell’s new servers offer data centers unparalleled performance, efficiency, and reliability for a diverse range of enterprise applications.
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in total cost of ownership. Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas.
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.
The time is right for your organization to benefit from the greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery delivered by server virtualization.
In this article, you'll find new power-saving and measurement technologies, along with maturing best practices that can help IT managers implement comprehensive strategies to better rein in energy costs.
Although the cost of flash storage solutions continues to fall, on a per-gigabyte capacity basis, it is still significantly more expensive to acquire than traditional hard drives. However, when the cost per gigabyte is examined in terms of TCO, and the customer looks past the pure acquisition cost and accounts for “soft factors” such as prolonging the life of a data center, lower operating costs (for example, power and cooling), increased flexibility and scalability, or the service levels that a flash solution enables, flash solution costs become increasingly competitive with spinning media.
Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of
this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.