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1 Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Utility Energy Efficiency Opportunities Discussion & Demos July 2, 2013 Ted Brown Sr. Energy Management Analyst Data Center / IT Energy Efficiency

2 OVERVIEW Introductions Background on Seattle City Light (SCL) What is DCIM? DCIM & Energy Efficiency BPA SCL Dashboard Monitoring Pilot DCIM System Live Demo

3 Seattle City Light (SCL) Background Data center efficiency efforts delivering energy savings, meeting utility expectations Small # of customers / incentive projects Relatively large kwh & incentives per project Primarily HVAC equipment measures Most participation in facilities with >500 kw IT Load Tracking for MWh in data center energy savings for 2013 SCL Data Center Program Activity % of C&I MWh % of C&I MWh Totals Project activity Number of Cust. Projects N/A N/A % 0.8% % 3.6% % ~3% 12 * Does not include data center measures included in larger projects Conserving Today. Sustaining Tomorrow.

4 What Is DCIM? Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 1 DCIM tools monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center utilization and energy consumption of all IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facility infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners [CRACs]). Environmental Monitoring Asset Management Space / Capacity Planning 1 Gartner Research definition

5 What Is DCIM? Existing DCIM systems tend to serve IT or Facilities very well, and be less than optimal for other stakeholders in the data center Typically provide snapshot dashboards of key metrics for the audience implementing the system Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Key environmental metrics Temperatures, humidity, Power use Alerts

6 What Is DCIM? Small sample of some stakeholders in the data center, metrics that they re most concerned with, and some DCIM applications that tend to serve each group the t best. Trend is for consolidation of these silos for one DCIM system to serve all needs eds IT / Operations / Finance Asset Management Capacity Management Rack Utilization Network utilization Power & Environmental monitoring Alarming FieldView Nlyte Raritan DC Track Emerson Trellis / IBM APC - StruxureWare Facilities Power & Environmental monitoring Alarming Control of HVAC / Power infrastructure Trending of data points Bldg Mgmt. System Add-ons Siemens, ALC, ATS Synapsense Vigilent

7 DCIM COSTS Range of DCIM system costs $13.29 SqFt $27.05 SqFt $8.67 SqFt $7.20 SqFt 8,000 SqFt data Center; 3yr maintenance incl. 2,850 SqFt data center; all inclusive 10,000 SqFt data center; total 3 yr. agreement for 125 racks 10,000 SqFt data center; leverages existing Bldg. mgmt. system

8 Investigate Use of DCIM To: Motivate Operators to Improve Efficiency ID Efficiency Projects Estimate savings Verify Savings

9 The Westin Building Carrier hotel, downtown Seattle, WA Dashboard in a colocation suite Owner only responsible for power & cooling Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Enterprise data center, Seattle, WA Owner responsible for IT & facility operations King County Government Data Center Primary data center for county agencies Leased suite in a multi-tenant data center Facility owner monitors power & cooling

10 How Are Dashboards Being Used?

11 How Are Dashboards Being Used? Track PUE and energy use Capacity management Enable reporting of data center metrics, trends Manage / optimize HVAC system operations Utility Program Reporting Establish baseline Track energy savings from projects M&V energy savings for specific projects

12 The Westin Building- Carrier Hotel / Internet Exchange, Seattle, WA Dashboard installed in a colocation suite Bldg. owner Installed cold/ hot aisle separation Dashboard provided incentive project base line and verification» 271,556 kwh / yr. savings Dashboard use & containment expanding to additional owner operated suites

13 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Confirm economizer cooling performing as expected Commissioned supply fan operations to meet design specification Instituted supply air temperature reset to reduce airflow- 30F delta T vs. 20F design Monitor use of HPC clusters to schedule outages when least disruptive to end users Highlight efficiency and reliability of data center to internal & external stakeholders

14 King County Government Data Center Used for capacity management / asset optimization Developing cost accounting for each agency, framework for future charge backs Tracking server utilization for future virtualization efforts Verification of energy billing from building owner Easier reporting for management

15 Monitor PUE Power Usage Effectiveness Westin Suite PUE avg PUE Start of Suite 2020 data center energy management project avg PUE avg PUE 1.5 PUE avg PUE avg PUE 1 2/11/12 3/12/12 4/11/12 5/11/12 6/10/12 7/10/12 8/9/12 9/8/12 10/8/12 11/7/12 12/7/12 NOTE: Not a True PUE Measurement does NOT include condenser loop energy PUE

16 Collect Trend Data for export and Analysis Westin Suite 2020 Data Center Energy Use Condenser control changes to "summer" schedule Start of Suite 2020 energy management project kw Completion of Suite 2020 containment project 0 2/1/12 3/2/12 4/1/12 5/1/12 5/31/12 6/30/12 7/30/12 8/29/12 9/28/12 10/28/12 11/27/12 12/27/12 TOTAL CRU Energy Use kw

17 Collect Trend Data for export and Analysis Westin Suite Cold Aisle 3 Temperatures CRU setpoint increase w/o containment, 7/14. Start above row containment project, 10/30. deg. F Above row containment completed, 11/5. End row containment completed, 8/28. Additional adjustments made through Sept & Oct. 60 6/30/12 7/20/12 8/9/12 8/29/12 9/18/12 10/8/12 10/28/12 11/17/12 Bottom Temp 1 Top Temp 2 Top Temp 3 Bottom Temp 2 Bottom Temp 3 Top Temp 1

18 DCIM systems don t typically connect the dots to diagnose efficiency opportunities 120 Outside Air Vs. CHW kw Most economizing occurs at temps. below 50 F, containment will allow chilled water supply temp to be raised providing additional economizing hours. Estimating economizing threshhold will go from 50F to 57F. Chiled water set point to be raised from 45F to 55F CHW Sys kw Outside Air 20 0 Conidtions where economizing should be occuring, but chiller is providing cooling /19/ /20/12 6:00 11/21/12 2:00 11/21/12 22:00 11/22/12 18:00 11/23/12 14:00 11/24/ /25/12 6:00 11/26/12 2:00 11/26/12 22:00 11/27/12 18:00 11/28/12 14:00 11/29/ /30/12 6:00 12/1/12 2:00 12/1/12 22:00 12/2/12 18:00 Date / Time CHW kw Outside Air F

19 Trend data available for comparison of similar equipment in other locations

20 Preliminary Conclusions Dashboards are very effective tools for facility managers Simplifies participation in utility incentive projects Participants are using systems primarily to optimize HVAC systems Effectiveness dependent on the people operating the data center IT equipment efficiency measures are likely to emerge in the future. Monitoring of IT power usage will likely be a key component for validating these measures.

21 Data Center Water Economizer Upgrade DCIM Demonstration

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