The environmental implications of wasted power through inefficient Data Centre power and cooling strategies are huge. Globally the power wastage from unused IT infrastructure is likely to be greater than 50,000,000 megawatt hours and is becoming an every greater financial and environmental burden on industry. on365 can help deploy Data Centre architecture that actively cuts down on wastage from power and cooling infrastructure, and in-doing so greatly increases the electrical efficiency over the entire installation.
Focusing on the IT equipment is traditionally only half the story. Only half of a Data Centre power consumption goes to IT loads and devices, the other half is consumed by the support infrastructure in and around the Data Centre, this could be the lighting, cooling, security and electrical power systems. on365 also have a strategy for optimising the power consumed by support infrastructure.
Computer equipment manufacturers are pioneering new solutions, such as virtualization, that will dramatically reduce the amount of IT equipment required to perform specific functions. This will bring a significant reduction in IT-load power consumption. At the same time however, the trend for higher density Data Centre and time varying power draw is having a negative impact on tose same Data Centre power and cooling systems
How much does a higher density or varying IT load reduce data centre efficiency?
A well designed Data Centre can offer a tangible opportunity to increase power and cooling efficiency, even in high density environments, as long as a “smart” row based architecture is deployed.
on365 have the capability to reduce the consumption of Data Centre cooling and power resources by up to 50%
We achieve this by focusing on the most effective elements of Data Centre design:
on365 installations that combine these elements as an integrated system show dramatic improvements in performance.
How is power wasted?
It is proven that the average Data Centre only uses 30% of it’s power load to operate the IT infrastructure, the rest is consumed by non-critical functions such as heating, cooling, lighting and resilient power systems. 99.9% of energy ultimately leaves the Data Centre as wasted heat.
on365 understand that only 5 key contributing factors need to be addressed:
An Optimized Data Centre Architecture
One of the easiest conclusions drawn from a review of these factors is that they are all interrelated. Using this knowledge on365 approach the planning of Data Centres with an overall focus rather than tackling each of the individual factors in isolation. This is by the far most efficient method. Careful analysis of the five contributing factors leads to the conclusion that Data Centre efficiencies can be substantially improved when an integrated system is developed, but only when based on the following principles:
on365 Design Principles
These guide the implementation of our systems:
How does an on365 architecture differ from a conventional installation?
The possible reduction in electrical waste described above is dramatic. How does on365 achieve such results? What are the new technologies, designs and techniques that we use to increase efficiency so effectively? How can you measure our success? Some of the answers are in the specific elements of our design philosophy that bring together all of the improvements from a new architecture:
To conclude, when addressed in isolation, some of these elements can deliver an efficiency gain however it is only when planned and implemented as an overall Data Centre strategy that the best results are achieved. We’ve highlighted the most likely symptoms and cures for high level efficiency gain however must point out that there are an infinite number of outside factors that could affect the results of Data Centre efficiency gains in your specific circumstances, some of these factors include: