Pre Conference Workshops - March 27, 2012
Workshops are concurrent. Please choose "A", "B"
Workshop A:What are the financial benefits of greening the data center?
Do companies have the time & resources necessary to promote a green agenda?
What economic forces drive the green decision?
What are the industry standards for green data centers?
Where have we seen the most progress?
The Green Data Center and ROI
When discussing “Greening” a data center many executives
simply see the project as extra money spent and don’t see the
economic advantages energy efficiency can offer. This interactive
workshop presentation will walk you through the many trends
and innovations in data center design, equipment and site selection that that will save you money in the long run and prove
measureable ROI. Questions answered will include:
Workshop B: Understand the storage-specific aspects of 'green' (especially energy and power) for storage components and aggregated products (e.g. arrays, controllers, appliances)
Outline considerations in how to measure and model storage energy and power; identify technologies that might reduce the ongoing energy costs of reliably maintaining data
Overview SNIA Emerald storage power efficiency metrics and measurement specification
Review other ongoing efforts to establish metrics and standards for more energy efficient storage
Green Storage Products: Efficiency with SNIA Emerald Program & Beyond
This workshop will cover storage-specific topics related to energy-efficiency and outline the current state of the industry. We will discuss the components of modern storage systems that impact energy consumption and a range of technologies that are currently considered “green storage”. We will discuss the SNIA Emerald program and its corresponding storage power efficiency measurement specification. This discussion will cover the metrics used for measuring, maintaining and designing for power in storage systems. We will also outline ongoing efforts by other organizations to standardize metrics for measuring storage systems.
Workshops are concurrent. Please choose "C", "D"
Workshop C: Defining IT efficiency goals both inside and outside the data
Outlining data center upgrades and necessary renovations for
Estimating cost savings and ROI
Communicating the strategy to upper management and financial committees
Developing and Executing a Comprehensive Data Center Efficiency Strategy
The Green Data Center discussion is often times focused
around the technical. Cooling, Power, Ventilation and Virtualization are all important aspects to address, but much of the time
little gets done to truly affect either the environment, or the
bottom line. Creating an efficiency blue print and communicating throughout the IT landscape can prove challenging, this three
hour interactive workshop will discuss a unified process of
building and rolling out an IT efficiency program that starts in the
Topics addressed will include:
Workshop D: Optimizing raised floor design
Retrofitting legacy facilities for peak performance
Measuring the cost saving and environmental impact
Cost analysis of cooling optimization
Maximize Cooling Efficiency in the Data Center
When considering cooling systems the decision factors become
overwhelming. The direct relationship between your cooling system and cost savings are overwhelming, and data center builders
and managers must make the right cooling choice. This session
looks at multiple use case examples, analyzing which methods
are most efficient in each scenario.
Among topics addressed in this interactive workshop, an emphasis will be given too the following topics:
Manager, Energy Programs AT&T
DFW Consulting Group, Inc