Sunday, September 12, 2021

Green Data Center: Energy Efficiency in Digital World

Cloud computing should have reduced worldwide data center energy usage. It’s possible only if those cloud data centers are as efficient as they can be. Cloud computing and colocation data centers are friendlier than the onsite IT infrastructure. Datacenters can supply the same IT services while consuming less energy.
According to Pike Research, cloud computing can decrease the IT carbon footprint by as much as 38%. These statistics, howeverwere based on the development of energy-efficient data centers. So the question is, are we delivering these energy-efficient data centers, or, have lost sight of our environmental obligations?
The widespread movement of company data and IT services to the cloud has increased the demand for more eco-friendly data centers. Traditional and hyper-scale data center operators must follow the efficient design. Operating principles as corporations migrate their corporate IT infrastructures to the cloud in increasing numbers.

Typical Datacenter VS Green Datacenter?

Many of the important characteristics of a green data center are unseen. Improved heat dissipation and airflow design are examples of this. Approaches, such as free cooling, also produce superior outcomes than a typical air conditioning systemThe use of containment aisles to optimize airflow has resulted in more efficient room coolingThe use of renewable energy and the discussion of water is pushing the criteria against which green data centers are assessed. To reduced usage, everything from energy storage to solar panels are being employed. The same thing goes with solutions that recycle waste energy. This energy can heat neighboring buildings, industrial establishments, and even swimming pools.

Sustainable Data Center Design

Recent data states that typical data centers have reduced their energy consumption by 50% in the previous six years. Hyper-scale data centers currently consume twice as much energy as they did in 2015. Unfortunately, without the capacity to dig further into the data it’s hard to determine whether these numbers represent the rise of hyperscale data centers. This is regardless if they are less efficient than their traditional counterparts. The major driving force is the increasing demand. Though, there’s lingering hesitancy in hyper-scale data centers adopting best practices. What we do know is that, if recent efficiency gains in data center hardware and infrastructure continueIt should be able to handle a 60% growth in demand for both standard and hyper-scale data center services over the next 12 months without increasing energy consumptionHowever, to do this, data center operators must adhere to energy-efficient design standards.

Economic Advantage

economic advantage of green data center


Green data centers provide many environmental and cost-effective advantages. Investing in a new-generation design for a green data center might be costly at first, it would pay off in the long term. The cost of electricity and fuel necessary to power the data centers has been considerably lowered because the data centers mostly use renewable sources of energy. Furthermore, the green data center implemented methods to recycle e-waste from the data centers, resulting in a new source of money.

Cool Data Centers

As showed by Fujitsu’s recent energy reductions in two of its Australian data centers. Cooling technology solutions are a critical component of energy-efficient data centers. Following the analysis of environmental data acquired by wireless sensors, a 48% decrease in energy usage was obtained by optimizing airflow and reconfiguring CRAC units.
The electricity saved by Fujitsu’s efforts was comparable to 350 ordinary homes’ yearly energy usage. It is easy to see the potential for huge energy and cost reductions that cooling technology has to offer. The most interesting aspect of this specific exercise in efficiency improvements is through configuration to existing hardware. There must be no extra components required to realize the cost and energy reductions.
On the cost reductions, low energy consumption resulted in a $230,000 yearly electricity savings across two data centers in Australia.

Prioritizing Toxic Waste

The potential energy savings that cooling systems may provide are appealing. However, the outlook for hazardous waste is less promising. In the United States, e-waste accounts for 70% of all hazardous trashThere’s no reason to assume the numbers are much better elsewhere in the industrialized world.
Supermicro conducted a survey of more than 5,000 data center specialists last 2019. The number of enterprises working with authorized recycling services had fallen by 14% year over year. This is while the number of businesses recycling their own hardware had decreased by 5%. These are not industry trends to be proud of. The potential for improvement in this area must be prioritizedDatacenter operators may reduce worldwide e-waste by as much as 80% by improving hardware refresh cycles, according to the same study.
carbon neutral green data center


Can Data Centers be Made Carbon Neutral?

Online accessibility has completely become part of our daily lives. The pandemic has accelerated the move to a digital lifestyle. From working from home, homeschooling, connecting with loved ones, and relaxing. And this set-up seems to be staying for the foreseeable future. Our digital lifestyle has resulted in increased Internet traffic. Which resulted in an increase in the demand for the data centers. The video calls, streaming services, and various messaging apps are used on a work-from-home setup. It’s no surprise that each individual produced 1.7MB of data per second in 2020. That summarizes how 90% of the world’s data was only generated from the last two years.

Conversion to a Green Data Center

The construction of a GDC is a large investment. Several steps need to be taken when a government or business entity considers the conversion of an existing data center to a GDC. The first and the foremost step is the evaluation of your data center in terms of energy efficiency. This step includes monitoring and measuring the consumption of energy for the entire enterprise. This initial step of monitoring the energy consumption allows the enterprise to estimate where energy consumption can be reduced. This activity obviously helps in the consideration to redesign or start a new data center.
There are metrics that can help in analyzing the “greenness” of an existing data center. Two of the most popular metrics that can measure the “greenness” of an existing data center are:
These metrics are calculated based on the following equations:


DCIE erquation


AKCPro Server – Live PUE Calculations

AKCPro Server is an ideal DCIM solution. Perfect for those people who don’t have the budget or need for complex DCIM software, but require a capable monitoring system for their data center. With many advanced features such as Cabinet Thermal Mapping, Drill Down Mapping, Graphing, VPN connections to remote sites, AKCPro Server is the ideal choice. AKCPro Server is capable of live PUE calculations, so you can see real-time the effect changes you make have on your PUE.

PUE Calculator for green data center


Try out AKCP Online PUE Calculation Tool

By utilizing the AKCPro Server live PUE calculations you can see the immediate effect that changing your power usage has. Shut down fans and cooling systems and see how it improves your PUE. At the same time, use thermal rack maps to ensure that you are not overheating any servers. Adjusting the thermostat on your CRAC units will undoubtedly result in improved PUE, but what about its knock-on effect on the lifespan of servers?

By employing the complete AKCP ecosystem of products, Thermal Map Sensors, AKCPro Server and Power Meters work together to give a complete analysis and assistance in cutting your power costs and improving your PUE.

Moving Forward

Creating green data centers that provide tangible benefits for the environment. A rigorous, holistic approach has to be laid for the design and operation of data centers. This has to address cooling, energy consumption, and waste. Listed below are the factors that need to be considered as cloud migration become more commonplace:
  • Servers with Low Power Consumption — Installing servers with low power consumption in mind.
  • More Efficient Cooling Solutions — Reconfiguring current systems based on environmental data analysis.
  • Implementing AKCP Monitoring System  Monitors power usage and the ecosystem of the whole data center.
  • Optimized Hardware Refresh Cycles — Reducing hazardous waste via life cycle assessment and refresh cycle optimization of all data center hardware components.
These key areas should be focused on to achieve the predicted reduction in the carbon footprint of the global IT industry that clouds computing has made possible.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

ICT for Climate Change: Power Usage Effectiveness

Salah satu pembahasan menarik dalam webinar kami terakhir, AKCP Reducing Climate Change adalah membahas PUE di lingkungan data center

Untuk yang memiliki, menjalankan data center, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ini menjadi salah satu titik ukur yang penting dalam mengukur penggunaan energi. 

Energi ini adalah energi yang digunakan perangkat, dan energi fasilitas data center. Semua ini diukur dengan rumusan :

Standar PUE ini telah menjadi standar dalam ISO/IEC 30134-2:2016. Lalu bagaimana AKCP mengukurnya ?

Nah, yang dilakukan ada beberapa cara. Kita bahas yang paling umum, mengukur daya.

Coba pastikan semua daya yang digunakan di data center.

Pertama, cek berapa kapasitas daya dari keluaran UPS yang kita gunakan. Kita bisa melihat dari parameter yang ada.

Kedua, cek berapa kapasitas daya fasilitas, berapa daya AC atau AC Presisi, daya lampu dll.

Masukkan ke dalam rumusan diatas. Lihat berapa score nya. 

Idealnya adalah 1.0 . Kenyataannya rata-rata 1.3 - 2.0 . Tinggal kita pastikan dimana kita bisa menghemat energi yang ada. 

Banyak data center yang masih menggunakan lampu TL, bukan lampu LED. Maka bisa ganti semua lampu kita dengan lampu hemat energi. Bila tidak digunakan bisa dimatikan. 

Banyak data center gunakan AC split, bukan AC presisi. Bila rak anda lebih dari 3, sebaiknya pikirkan mulai pakai AC presisi, bila budget dan tempat memadai. 

Ada juga pembahasan mengenai suhu dalam webinar kemarin, melihat suhu yang dari pendingin (CRAC) ke rak, dan keluar dari rak. Ini diukur semua dengan ACKP. 

Coba lihat detail videonya dalam tayangan dibawah ini.

Silahkan ikuti kegiatan kami selanjutnya untuk membantu penghematan energi di lingkungan data center anda.

Monday, September 6, 2021

n|Box - IoT Node Monitoring System

n|Box - IoT Node

ETA nBox IoT Node adalah unit portabel yang ringkas untuk memantau status atau data di berbagai aplikasi. Secara berkala mengirimkan data yang dikumpulkan ke server untuk dipantau. nBox IoT Node dapat menambahkan kemampuan akuisisi data online ke perangkat/sensor offline yang lebih lama.

nBox IoT Node mendukung komunikasi nirkabel. Dapat membaca input digital, input analog, modbus RTU/TCP (RS-485), sensor 1-kawat, dan output kontak relai. 

Dengan menggunakan nBox IoT Server, pelanggan dapat mengakses status real-time, catatan riwayat data, tabel/grafik, dan visualisasi data kustom dari jarak jauh. n|Box juga mampu mengirimkan notifikasi seluler jika terjadi kegagalan.

Sistem n|Box IoT Node System mencakup hal-hal berikut:
  • n|Box IoT Node unit (pengaturan antarmuka web)
  • Server IoT berbasis web (untuk dipasang di PC jarak jauh dalam intranet atau di cloud eksternal untuk memungkinkan pemantauan jarak jauh dari beberapa n|Box IoT Node (unit)
  • Beberapa perangkat Android/IOS dapat diatur untuk menerima pemberitahuan/peringatan status

Sistem n|Box IoT Node System mencakup hal-hal berikut:

  • n|Box IoT Node unit (pengaturan antarmuka web)
  • Server IoT berbasis web (untuk dipasang di PC jarak jauh dalam intranet atau di cloud eksternal untuk memungkinkan pemantauan jarak jauh dari beberapa n|Box IoT Node (unit)
  • Beberapa perangkat Android/IOS dapat diatur untuk menerima pemberitahuan/peringatan status

Aplikasi Khas

Beberapa kombinasi pemantauan/pengukuran dari:
  • Konsumsi daya/energi
  • Suhu / Kelembaban
  • Aliran / Tekanan
  • Status mesin
  • Hidup/Mati Jarak Jauh
  • Genset
  • Konsumsi air / bahan bakar
  • Level cairan, Peringatan banjir
  • Kondisi peringatan yang disesuaikan, dan banyak lagi

fitur dan keuntungan :

  • Tangkap/digitalkan data dari aplikasi apa pun dan kirimkan ke server data untuk pemantauan
  • Kotak pemasangan universal portabel yang ringkas
  • Komunikasi nirkabel (jack RJ-45 masih tersedia)
  • MQTT – Data real-time yang ringan
  • Pemantauan jarak jauh melalui antarmuka web
  • Notifikasi seluler ke perangkat Android / iOS
  • Visualisasi Data yang Dapat Disesuaikan
  • Laporan yang Dapat Disesuaikan
  • Pencatatan Data
  • Dukungan Teknis dan Kustomisasi

Kami memastikan Data Center dan Ruang Server anda bekerja optimal. dan juga memastikan Kabel anda terstruktur dan bekerja optimal.

Silahkan hubungi Tim kami untuk mendapatkan penawaran Terbaik terkait kebutuhan anda.

Webinar AKCP Reducing Climate Change 8 Sep 2021

By 2040, storing digital data is set to create 14 percent of the world's emissions, around the same proportion as the US does today. ... The amount of energy used by data centres continues to double every four years, meaning they have the fastest-growing carbon footprint of any area within the IT sector.

Pelajari bagaimana solusi AKCP bisa membantu banyak perusahaan dan data center di Indonesia mendukung Climate Change . Founder AKCP Nicholas Barrowclough dan Yono Wijaya (Data Center Expert) akan hadir secara langsung dan membagikan untuk kita, dimoderator Fanky Christian.

Semua pada webinar 8 Sept 2021, jam 14-15 WIB. Daftarkan diri anda segera di . #akcp #datacenter #climatechange #dcmmonitoring

5 Trends di Perusahaan Yang Harus Anda Ketahui

 Perkembangan teknologi di masa pandemi berkembang sangat cepat, dan ada 5 tren yang sedang terjadi secara global dan juga di Indonesia, khususnya di perusahaan atau instansi.

Hal ini yang akan dibahas secara detail dalam berbagai webinar EVENTCERDAS.COM, didukung oleh BISKOM dan Asosiasi Pengusaha TIK Nasional (APTIKNAS).

Apa saja 5 tren itu ?

Pertama, AUTOMATION. Semua sistem sekarang dibuat otomatis bisa berjalan. Kecenderungan banyak perusahaan yang harus bisa menerima kondisi sebagian besar karyawannya bekerja secara remote (work of home). Akibatnya banyak pekerjaan yang biasanya dilakukan manusia, mulai dipikirkan untuk dilakukan oleh sistem secara otomatis. Kita membahasnya bersama STEM dengan solusi UIPath.

Kedua, DIGITAL WORKPLACE. Semua karyawan, baik yang bekerja secara remote, atau bekerja di kantor, sekarang dihadapkan pada tren baru, bekerja secara digital. Bekerja secara digital ini harus bisa mendukung mereka mengakses berbagai resource, aplikasi, file dan lainnya, dari mana saja dengan cepat dan tepat. Kita membahasnya bersama CLOUD ACE dengan solusi Google Workspace.

Ketiga, CYBERSECURITY. Mau tidak mau, karena semua karyawan mengakses dari rumah, mereka mengakses dari berbagai media koneksi yang ada. Perusahaan, instansi berpikir keras mengamankan akses mereka, serta memastikan aplikasi, database, bahkan email dapat diakses , digunakan dengan aman. Dalam kesempatan kali ini HGC akan mengupas phishing dan data breach sebagai pembahasan utama. 

Pelajari solusi Cybersecurity dari HGC lebih lanjut

Ketiga, HYBRID CLOUD. Karena tingginya keperluan akses data yang tinggi dari luar ruang server, data center kantor perusahaan, maka banyak mereka mulai melakukan migrasi ke cloud. Tapi tetap mengutamakan faktor kehati-hatian, banyak perusahaan cenderung menggunakan pendekatan hybrid cloud.

Kelima, BANK DIGITIZATION. Salah satu bidang industri yang ditantang bergerak cepat di Indonesia adalah perbankan. Mereka harus menyiapkan diri menjadi bank digital, memastikaan semua layanan tetap bisa berjalan, dan perusahaan, instansi tetap bisa terhubung, melakukan transaksi dengan mudah. Maka digitalisasi bank menjadi fokus utama dari banyak bank saat ini.

Semua ini akan dibahas dalam rangkaian webinar setiap Kamis siang, jam 14-16 WIB. Pastikan kehadiran anda dalam berbagai kegiatan webinar kami.