iEnvironment

Minimizing the environmental impact all comes down to infrastructure agility, space, power, cooling and the challenges of efficiency without impacting operations. Optimization of power usage efficiency (PUE) means if managed and controlled their is less carbon footprint. This is mandatory and is a major part of the journey of resiliency, density and effectiveness.  In collaboration with the electricity sector, its stakeholders, and others our intent is to reduce the dependence on electrical power, increase the reliability of its usage in the data center making it affordable, and environmentally responsible:

  • Utilize minimal resources

  • Operate with high efficiency

  • Reduce and reclaim energy

  • Operate with a low carbon footprint

  • Positively impact the environment

MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR configuring DATA CENTERS

Location

The physical footprint of the data center and the cause and effect it projects on location demographics, supporting requirements, environmental balances, carbon footprint it may project and demand from local resources.

Building

To build a new data center a multitude of factors need be considered in the decision-making process. As one can imagine, months of analysis, permits, city planning legislation, evaluation, engineering and planning.

Installation

The installation of the cooling is one of the most critical elements of the ecosystem. This is not just a rejuvenation or tune-up of the cooling of the ecosystem this is a rigorous process to make sure your cooling is at peak efficiency and interfaces to our rack ducts, equipment connections and refrigerant levels are optimized to insure accurate airflow.

Electrical connections are to industry standards, the air filtration system operates in removing the heating issue from all components within the rack. We then ensure the heat intakes in the ceiling are operating at maximum efficiency to reclaim the heat and distribute wherever necessary in the building.

We eliminate the hot/cold aisles within the data center freeing up valuable space that can be used to run the business in optimal fashion allowing ease of expansion, collapsing of legacy partially used racks, taking advantage of greater density equipment in compute and storage. 

how z-impact positively impacts the environment

Software

The Z-IMPACT software interacts with the cooling system and the equipment in use to provision and deprovision resources and supporting infrastructure. As a result, the ecosystem operates efficiently and increases MTBF of components by allowing the equipment to take necessary breaks in operation versus functioning 100% of the time 24x7x365.

Load-Balancing

Z-IMPACT iPulse (TM) facilitates load-balancing and instantaneous provisioning, idling and activating required resources as data center application workloads fluctuate. The appliance configurations are based upon application workload demands that react to new business climate changes in seconds, while balancing the hardware power management and the utilization via a round-robin approach to increase the life of the ecosystem and improve MTBF ratios a self-healing approach to the SDDC.

Power Management

Is in every aspect of the software IPulse OS and the FEA architecture to minimize the environmental impact of space, power and the challenges of cooling. The elimination of hot and cold aisles, the compressing of the data center density, and obtaining the most green hardware on the market drives efficiencies toward the journey of resiliency, density and effectiveness in the management and control to achieve a low carbon footprint.

Environmental Impact

As technology advances, we have an insatiable demand for data and the need for data centers is ever-present.

 

“Seventeen percent of the total carbon footprint caused by technology is due to data centers. The electricity that is needed to run these data centers is nearly 30 billion watts. These servers waste 90 percent of the energy they use because they run on full capacity all day long. Rack density is non-optimized and hot/cold aisles are required to prevent infrastructure failure rates.” 

Pranav Prakash, May 2018

 
 
 

The path to building green is a slightly higher cost but is offset by the tremendous savings from the data center infrastructure agility to minimize the environmental impact of space, power and the challenges of cooling.

Since its inception, Z-IMPACT decided to create an environmentally responsible data center appliance and Software Defined Data Center to manage its impact. Z-IMPACT unleashes the power of iStormCloud to:

  • Downsize the data center by 50-90%

  • Reduce the electrical grid demands of the data center

  • Reduce the growth of ~4,000 data centers

  • Reduce the 100,000 MW of power required by 2020 by 90%