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Critical Systems Monitoring: Innovative Strategies for Effective Infrastructure Management


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Uninterruptible Power Power Distribution Surge Protection Transfer Switching DC Power Precision Cooling High Density Cooling Racks Rack Monitoring Sensors and Controls KVM Real-Time Monitoring Data Center Software


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Presentation topics • Emerson Network Power overview • “Improving Availability, Capacity Management and Energy Efficiency Through Integrated Monitoring and Management,” Matt Zieg, Manager, Product Marketing, Liebert Monitoring , Emerson Network Power • Question and Answer session

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Matt Zieg Manager, Product Marketing Liebert Monitoring Emerson Network Power

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Agenda • The growing importance of monitoring and management • Improving availability by increasing MTBF and decreasing MTTR • Enabling effective capacity management • Enhancing efficiency to reduce costs


Top data center issues Spring 2010 ranking

Spring 2009 ranking

Spring 2008 ranking

Spring 2007 ranking

Spring 2006 ranking

Adequate monitoring / data center management capabilities

1

3

4

6

4

Heat density (cooling)

2

1

1

1

1

Availability (uptime)

3

4

3

4

5

Energy efficiency

4

2

5

3

7

Power density

5

5

2

2

3

Source: Space

6

6

6

5

2

Data Center Users’ Group

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Today’s data center • Businesses use IT as a source of competitive advantage • IT demand outpacing supply • High density zones of 10 kW or more per rack • “Right sized” spaces • Higher turns of technology • Need for higher IT utilization leading to virtualization and cloud computing initiatives • Higher consideration for efficiency • Pressure to react to business and IT needs while maintaining availability © 2010 Emerson Network Power


Pressures driving the need for improved planning and decision-making External forces changing the business climate

Geographic Economic Interdependent applications and functions

New technologies: virtualization, cloud

Consolidation Reduced costs and staff

Efficiency and green initiatives

Higher densities

Business and technology forces pressing on the data center

Convergence

Regulatory

Higher end-user demand

Competitive

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What is infrastructure management? An integrated set of tools, products and services that help data center managers manage change and complexity while controlling cost and optimizing performance. Data Center Services

Assessment Services

Remote Management

Management Software

System management, planning, process

Monitoring Software

Data acquisition, trending, and alarm management

Communication and Sensor Devices Data Center Infrastructure

Sensors

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IT Infrastructure


Data collection is critical to infrastructure management • • • • • • • • •

UPS Battery system Cooling Leak detection Backup generator Surge protection Switchgear Pumps and chillers Power distribution / branch circuit

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Assessments provide a baseline and identify areas for improvement • Identifies site-specific requirements • Identifies unwanted hot spots which degrade equipment and data • Reduces operating costs and the likelihood of equipment failure and downtime • Facilitates data center capacity planning • Provides actionable information

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Assessment case study Before:

• Computer networking organization • Data center

– 9,300 sq. ft. – More than 3 MVA power – Mixed-use building • 73% space savings

After:

– Added new high density cooling zone – Added variable speed fans in air handlers

• 18% energy savings

Under-floor Partition

High-Density Zone

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Improving Availability by Increasing Mean Time Between Failure and Decreasing Mean Time To Repair

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Decreasing mean time to repair and increasing mean time between failure Break-fix, non-performance-based monitoring Up

Down

Up

Down

Time

React!

Repair

React!

Repair

Proactive monitoring Up

Down

Up

Down

Time

Proactive Action

Planned Repair

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Performance Degradation and Repair


Alarm and event management Generator Operation

Power Distribution

UPS System

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Trending to protect availability • Detect changes in systems performance • Data on pre-alarm conditions help identify the cause of the problem, not just the symptom

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Monitoring to document ROI and increase uptime • • • • • •

Reduce hot spots Branch circuit protection Staff efficiency Proactive vs. reactive Failure prediction Planned work vs. response • All resulting in: increased uptime

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rapid


Langan Engineering and Environmental Services • Environmental engineering firm Elmwood Park, NJ • Area susceptible to sags and brownouts • Remote monitoring alerts IT staff to disruptions 24/7/365

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Enabling Effective Capacity Management

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Anticipating capacity needs • Server procurement takes only a few weeks • UPS and precision cooling procurement and deployment can take six months or more • Trending helps to predict capacity needs and prevents infrastructure from inhibiting growth

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Trending to anticipate growth

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Thoughtful power design • Strategic deployment of power system • Prevent stranded capacity

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Benefits of improved capacity management • Improve resource utilization • Extend the life of existing resources • Delay capital expenditure • Shut down unnecessary units • Deploy additional servers within a rack, taking advantage of the efficiencies of high density

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Enhancing Efficiency to Reduce Costs

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Data center energy consumption model 5,000 sq. ft. data center

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Measuring PUE

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Using monitoring tools to improve efficiency Integrated Control Solution

• Cooling

CRAC

Fan Speed Control Sensors

CRAC

– Share data to team multiple units – Manage compressor load, humidification, dehumidification and cycling

CRAC

– UPS and PDU optimization, management and control

CRAC

• Power

Unit Control Sensor

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Controlling cooling infrastructure to match room conditions • Fan speed follows return air temperature • Energy savings based on a single 10HP motor • Savings based on a 10 cent cost per KWh

100% 90% 80% 70% 60%

100% 90% 80% 70% <60%

8.1KWh 5.9KWh 4.2KWh 2.8KWh 1.8KWh

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0% ($0 / yr) 27% ($1,931/ yr) 48% ($3,477 / yr) 66% ($4,682 / yr) 78% ($5,587 / yr)


Too much / not enough air flow

Variable Fan Speed

A

Not Enough Flow = Hotspots B C

Too Much Flow = Waste of Energy

A Variable Fan Speed

B C

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Even distribution of air flow

Fan Speed Control Sensor

75-80 F

Variable Fan Speed 72-75 F

70-72 F

Temperature Control Sensor

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Fluctuating loads requires constant management of data center capacities • Even in a virtualized environment, data center utilization remains below 25% for large parts of a day • Leveraging UPS intelligence can increase efficiency while maintaining availability

Server Utilization in Virtualized Environment

100

0 0

12

24h

Source: McKinsey & Company “Revolutionizing Data Center Efficiency,” 2008

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% Load

Intelligent paralleling allows for “automatic phase in” of capacity

% Load

3 Units @ 25% Load Each = 90% Efficiency

2 Units @ 38% Load = 92% Efficiency

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Summary • Monitoring and infrastructure management tools and strategies enable organizations to achieve key business objectives: – Improving availability – Improving capacity management – Improving energy efficiency

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Q&A

Matt Zieg, Manager, Product Marketing Liebert Infrastructure Management and Monitoring Emerson Network Power

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Thanks for joining us! • Register for our next Webcast on August 18: “To 30kW and Beyond: High-Density Infrastructure Strategies that Improve Efficiencies and Cut Costs ” • Follow @EmrsnNPDataCntr on Twitter

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