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Previous Data Center Webinars

 

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    Environmental Monitoring, Control and Optimization

Data Center Efficiency Webinars:

  • Environmental Monitoring - Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Control and Optimization
    42U's CTO Scot Heath, PE, discusses effective environmental monitoring that can improve efficiency and maximize availability of your data center. This webinar also presents a Data Center Case Study for a Fortune 50 Company with a 3-Month ROI for Monitoring and Optimization.
  • Data Center Metrics - Key Data Center Benchmarks, and How they are Applied
    42u's CTO Scot Heath, PE, along with Mark Monroe, Executive Director of The Green Grid and John Pflueger, Ph.D., Principal Environmental Strategist at Dell, discuss key energy efficiency metrics, their application and why they are important. Learn how you can use these metrics for planning, setting objectives and reducing energy consumption in your data center.
  • Hot Aisle vs Cold Aisle Containment Webinar - The Do's and Dont's of Hot Aisle / Cold Aisle Containment
    Data Center Containment has become widely accepted as one of the foremost strategies to improve energy efficiency in the server room. Scot Heath, 42U's CTO compares the benefits of different containment approaches, discusses the do’s and don’ts, and helps you determine which is the best for your needs.
  • Data Center Real-Time Measurement - The Data Center in Real Time: Monitoring Tools Overview & Demo
    Real-time monitoring provides unprecedented visibility into power and cooling infrastructure. Through the technology, data center professionals can baseline energy use, diagnose inefficiencies, and take corrective actions to improve performance and cut costs. 
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices - Insights Into The ROI On Best Practices
    Electricity expense has become an increasingly important factor of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. Energy consumption of typical data centers can be substantially reduced through design of the physical infrastructure and IT architecture.
  • Power Strategies for Data Center Efficiency - Identifying Cost Reduction Opportunities
    In a survey conducted by the Uptime Institute, enterprise data center managers responded that 42% of them expected to run out of power capacity within 12-24 months and another 23% claimed that they would run out of power capacity in 24-60 months. Greater attention to energy efficiency and consumption is critical.
  • Cooling Strategies for Efficiency - Techniques to Reduce Your Energy Bill by 20-80%
    Data center cooling is a hot topic. When you consider the challenges of cooling the latest generation servers, growing cost of infrastructure equipment, and ever growing concern around energy efficiency, it's easy to understand the focus.
  • Enclosure Strategies for Efficiency - Data Center Efficiency Best-Practice Starts with Your Racks
    Historically, Data Center managers didn't invest much thought in their deployment of server racks beyond basic functionality, air flow, and the initial cost of the rack itself. Today, the widespread deployment of high-density configurations is causing major hot spot concerns and capacity issues.  These factors, along with the high cost of power, require a sound understanding of how your server rack deployment plan relates to your overall efficiency strategy.
  • Energy Efficiency Leadership for Data Centers & IT - 42U & PG&E chat about Energy Efficiency Strategies
    Data center efficiency is a hot topic! With data center build outs, retro-fits, re-commissioning, expansions and server consolidation reaching a feverish pace, so have the challenges in keeping up with compliance, green initiatives - all while attempting to lower costs, increase scalability and keeping IT operations and Business always on/Uptime.
  • ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development - 42U & EPA discuss Energy Star for Data Centers
    Energy use in data centers is increasing rapidly.  In 2006, energy consumption to operate IT equipment and data center facilities represented 61 billion kWh or approximately $6 billion in annual expenditures.  This accounts for 1.5% of total U.S. electricity consumption and is projected to increase to 100 billion kWh by 2011.  To assist data center operators in capturing the financial and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency in their facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure.

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Data Center Cooling Webinars:

  • Free Cooling Webinar - Free Cooling & Economization 101
    Air-side and water-side economizers offer the potential for significant energy savings by using the ambient environment to augment or replace mechanical air conditioning. Depending on your location, environment, data center design and existing infrastructure, implementing a "free cooling" strategy can be extremely challenging.
  • Hot Aisle / Cold Aisle Containment Strategies - Hot Aisle / Cold Aisle Containment Solutions
    The segmentation of data centers into alternating hot and cold aisles is an established best practice. A number of manufacturers are taking this premise of airflow separation a step further by marketing "containment" solutions. By containing the hot or cold aisle, the air paths have little chance to mix, presenting data center operators with both reliability and efficiency gains.
  • Cooling Strategies for Efficiency - Techniques to Reduce Your Energy Bill by 20-80%
    Data center cooling is a hot topic. When you consider the challenges of cooling the latest generation servers, growing cost of infrastructure equipment, and ever growing concern around energy efficiency, it's easy to understand the focus.
  • Data Center Chill Off Revisited: The "Rest of Story" for an Important Data Center Efficiency Study
    Accenture recently reported on an event hosted by Sun Microsystems assessing four energy-efficient, modular, scalable, server rack cooling systems for data centers. During this "Chill-Off", the four solutions were evaluated under a range of conditions reflecting different inlet air temperatures and server loads, and for the appropriate systems, elevated chilled water temperatures. Now for: '...the rest of the story'
  • Successful Power and Cooling Infrastructure for Today's Data Center
    Gone are the days when you could simply focus on hardware costs to drive down your data center's operating expenses. As utility rates continue to rise, floor space disappears and demands from business users grow, data centers are forced to identify the most efficient infrastructure solutions to meet four critical criteria.
  • Eliminating Data Center Hot Spots: An Approach for Identifying and Correcting Lost Air
    Data center cooling is a hot topic. But, when you consider the challenges associated with cooling the latest generation servers, the growing cost of infrastructure equipment, and the risks associated with data center hot spots brought on by high-density clusters and premature hardware failure, it's easy to understand the focus.
  • 2007 Data Center Cooling Study: Comparing Conventional Raised Floors with Liquid Packages
    If you're looking for a solution, it's simple physics: Water is 3,500 times more effective at cooling than air. But, liquid cooling carries a large stigma particularly because of the large price tag. And, if you're like other Data Center Managers, the words of Jerry McGuire may be ringing in your head "Show me the money!"
    • Running out of floor space to accommodate the hot aisle/cold aisle row cooling approach?
    • Experiencing hotspots and/or equipment failure due to inefficient climate control?
    • Looking for a green data center for a more cost-effective cooling approach?

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Data Center Power Webinars:

  • Power Strategies for Data Center Efficiency: Identifying Cost Reduction Opportunities
    In a survey conducted by the Uptime Institute, enterprise data center managers responded that 42% of them expected to run out of power capacity within 12-24 months and another 23% claimed that they would run out of power capacity in 24-60 months. Greater attention to energy efficiency and consumption is critical.
  • Uncovering the Myths Behind Remote Power: Determining the Right Solution for Your Data Center
    As IT operations and equipment become more geographically dispersed, the need to implement effective remote power management tools becomes more significant. Consider the following:
    • How many times have you called a 3rd party technician to support your IT resources in the last 90 days?
    • What is your comfort level with asking your remote office staff to cycle power on your servers or networking equipment?
    • Can you accurately measure the power consumption of each circuit in your datacenter?

Data Center Infrastructure Webinars:

  • Three Best Practices for Optimizing your IT Infrastructure
    In a recent survey by the Uptime Institute, 42% of enterprise data center managers reported that they would run out of power capacity within 24 months. This statistic isn't surprising when you consider that today's IT hardware requires more power-distribution, air conditioning, and UPS capacity than in the past. What steps is your data center taking to mitigate the detrimental disruptions of availability, reliability and uptime caused by a loss of capacity?

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Data Center Management Webinars:

  • Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Control and Optimization
    42U's CTO Scot Heath, PE, discusses effective environmental monitoring that can improve efficiency and maximize availability of your data center. This webinar also presents a Data Center Case Study for a Fortune 50 Company with a 3-Month ROI for Monitoring and Optimization.
  • Data Center Optimization with Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer
    The modern data center is a dynamic environment. In many cases, managing this complex space has evolved beyond the capabilities of spreadsheets and VISIO diagrams.  Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer (AMIE) software presents a fresh alternative to these familiar tools. With real-time visibility, users can model, plan for, and schedule changes to their data center.
  • Data Center Measurement- Building An ROI Baseline
    Establishing a baseline measurement of your data center is an important first step in developing a meaningful ROI for any data center project. The cost of energy has recently exceeded the cost of IT equipment; understanding your energy footprint in terms of power consumption and cooling demand has become an important management tool.
  • Avocent DSView 3 Upgrades to 3.6 & Innovative Power Manager Plug-In
    Managing your data center has just become easier! The new DSView 3 includes benefits ranging from labor-saving features such as consolidated access of physical and virtual servers, integrated virtual machine and power management support, and myriad out-of-band hardware support options…all in ONE tool.
  • Tools for Accessing and Managing Your IT Assets
    Data center build outs, expansions, updates and server consolidation have reached a feverish pace and so have the challenges in keeping up with compliance and green initiatives - all while attempting to lower costs, increase scalability and keeping IT operations and Business always on.
  • Total Server Management: KVM and Remote Power Solutions from Raritan
    IT teams continue to find ways to take CONTROL of their data centers' system uptime, spending, power resources, remote devices and security. With the recent release of the Dominion KX II and Dominion PX, Raritan is putting CONTROL back in the hands of the data center.

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