Part II The first 3 of The Eighteen (18) Elements of the Comprehensive Data Center Solution. Facility Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency and Computer Hardware.

Philosophy-Full

I. How do the “eighteen elements” combine to optimize the data center enterprise solution? – Total cost of ownership – Risk – Scalability – “Critical vs. non-critical” application data – Best Practices
II. The dominating theme of #10 – Communications/Network, #11 – Server Level Agreement, #16 – Legal Repercussions, #17 – Cybersecurity, and #18 – Compliance

1.Facility Infrastructure

  • A. Architectural
  • B. Civil
  • C. Electrical
  • D. Fire Protection (EPO Code Change) – Update NEC/NFPA vs. Factory Mutual
  • E. Mechanical – CFD Models
  • F. Security
  • G. Site
  • H. Structural
  • I. Geographic Regional Considerations… i.e. southwest hurricanes, west earthquakes, etc.

2. Energy Efficiency

  • A. ASHRAE 9.9 – Higher Inlet Temperatures  80° F  90° F  t of 20-25° F
  • B. Containment  Hot Aisle  Cold Aisle  Impact to people
  • C. DCIM  Gartner “Magic Quadrant”  Per data centre (UK) a. Reduction in costs b. Integration c. Valuable insights d. Increased productivity e. Environmental benefits 14Twitter:
  • D. CFD Models  Why  Updates
  • E. Submerged Data Center Solutions  Microsoft
  • F. Outside Air to Cool Data Centers
  • G. Virtualization of Servers
  • H. LEED – New Data Center Guidelines  Written to save “dollars” and be more green  Office of Management and Budget to create a strategy  DOE and EPA to study server and data center efficiency trends  New “data center energy practitioner program”  New “metrics”  Data center LEED guidelines – New – LEED v4 – October 2014 US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • I. Unity (close to) Power Factors on UPS Systems

3) Computer Hardware

  • A. Higher Efficiency
  • B. High Performance Computing (HPC) Continues to Dominate
  • C. New Flash Storage
  • D. Water Cooled to the Chip in 2016 and Beyond
  • E. 52” Deep by 30” Rack!!!
  • F. Non-Uniform Cabinet Distribution
  • G. “Submerged” systems in cooling