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The 25kW Challenge! A Workshop in Achievable Energy Reduction

Kevin Kent (Data Center Operations Manager, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)

Location: St Thomas B

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pass type: All Access, Summits & Workshops - Get your pass now!

Track/Topic: Infrastructure

Format: Workshop

Vault Recording: TBD

Continuous rapid growth and adoption of data hungry IT equipment is escalating the need for greater amounts of energy to keep data centers running and highly available. Researchers estimate 50 billion new devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 and will surpass 100 billion devices by 2025. The data center industry will be one of the top five energy consumers in the world, with 65% of power generation supplied by burning fossil fuels, producing 14% of global carbon emissions. Humans have generated a 33% increase in atmospheric carbon emissions since the onset of the industrial revolution and climatologist from around the world conclude this is the number one reason for continuous global warming. Data centers are a corner stone in the global economy with the expectation of 4,000 new mega data centers in the US by 2020. In this workshop you will learn the latest data center energy efficiency techniques for any size data center. Learn how you can improve efficiency and reliability of your IT operations, free up capacity, extend equipment useful life, and increase redundancy! Learn how to track your total kW load, IT kW load, and facility kW load, and calculate the energy savings to meet a 25kW reduction goal. It’s all about starting with smaller, achievable goals and creating a sustainable culture in the organization that leads to longer term, bigger impacts.