Power-Efficient Data Storage

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Everyone wants to save energy in one form or another and energy efficiency is right at the top of lists of data center owner/architect pain points and key concerns. As worldwide data grows at an exponential rate, data storage solutions are creating an ever-increasing footprint for power in the data center. Understanding the key factors of power utilization for storage solutions is critical to optimizing that power footprint whether it be for purposes of system design or application in a data center or elsewhere. This talk will provide a high-level overview of storage technologies and compare/contrast them from a power perspective. More importantly, it will identify the best and simplest opportunities for reducing overall energy usage. Electrical engineering and/or power technical knowledge is not required as this is targeted for both technologists and facilities/business decision-makers.

Learning Objectives

Where are the "low-hanging fruit" opportunities for power savings in data storage?
What drives peak vs. average power draw in data storage?
What are the key characteristics (or figures of merit) for power that differentiate storage solution