Title: Cloud DataWiSense Seminar #96, Centres: Sustainability, Emerging Standards and the Internet of Things, A. Robinson
Location: uOttawa , SiTE Building (800 King Edward, room 5084)
Description: Abstract: With the explosive growth of information, all the data centers worldwide consume as much power as the 5th largest country. Cloud data centers are among some of the largest consumers of power. On average half the operating cost of a modern data centre is power. In countries such as Canada with cold average temperature climates, half of this operating power and cost can be eliminated by air cooling. What is likely to happen if the global trends of massive Data Centre consolidation (40+ to 1), global service transformation and larger scale data centers continue unabated?
· How data centres can provide a sustainable business platform for the Cloud.
· Why sustainability and resource efficiency are even more important than you think.
· About the Internet of Things and how it impacts your IT plans.
IT Departments are rapidly moving out to the cloud, but what are the real implications of these shared service, common data, externally owned/operated and controlled facilities? And what you need to be aware of and the key trade-off issues to consider for your Cloud Projects!
Background: What is likely to happen if the global trends of massive Data Center consolidation (40+ to 1), global service transformation and larger scale data centers continue unabated?
· Most Likely: Over consolidation will be counterbalanced by far greater distribution to the rapidly emerging internet-of-things (notebooks, netbooks, smart phones, tables, wearable sensors)
· Likely: Insufficient Resilience: Some critical services will become unavailable due to events/ failures where too many eggs were put in too few data center baskets for cost effectiveness
· Possible: Power/energy may get considerably more expensive as Data Center demand outstrips supply driving wide adoption of energy renewable and innovative storage options. Reuse of heat/energy, full resource recycling will become common practice and possibly mandated. Data Center site locations will be determined by the availability and storage for power – particularly renewables. New and innovative workload management and storage technologies must emerge. Follow the sun workload scheduling and sustainable data center/critical facility and information lifecycle analyses become the norm.
Speaker Profile: Andrew Robinson, Principal Design Architect, Information Strategy & Technology Policy, B. Eng. (1985) Computer Systems, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
For over 30 years, Mr. Robinson’s firm, Information Systems Architects, has offered trusted and independent recommendations for systems design, planning, implementation and evolution to a range of Fortune 50 and government clients. Andrew is an accomplished large-scope IT manager, a very thorough systems engineer and a collaborative technology researcher who offers up-to-the-minute technology foresight. With much experience in cross-platform integration, secure systems, and intradepartmental government work, Andrew focuses primarily on the development and implementation of large-scale secure, resilient, and resource efficient IT infrastructures for the cloud era and data centres. Much of his big data, platform and infrastructure design, and review, audit, verification and validation work benefits from his sustainability, standards and design roles as:
President, EM-Space, cloud GIS based stand-off high resilience Emergency Management (EM) apps including evacuation, risks/hazards, coverage, public alerting and composite warning planning
Global Editor, Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Standards Committee (SC) 39, “Sustainability for and by IT”, Working Group 1, International Standards Organization (ISO) 30131 “IT Data Centre Resource Efficiency: Taxonomy and Maturity Model”. This emerging standard links a set of agreed metrics with guidance practices across the full Data Centre lifecycle from design, operations, reuse and disposal. The foundation for the standard is the Green Grid Maturity Model http://www.thegreengrid.org/en/Global/Content/white-papers/DataCenterMaturityModel
Vice Chair and Working Group 1 Chair, Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC), JTC1, SC 39
National Body Subject Matter Expert (SME), Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC), JTC1, Study Group (SG) 5 Special Working Group (SWG) “Internet of Things”
Canadian Plenary Delegate, JTC1 2011/2102, San Diego and Jeju, South Korea
WiSense Industry Partner, www.wisense.ca
National Service/Infrastructure Design, Government of Canada
Supply and Services Canada, “Data Center in a box” environment scan, requirements and RFP development
Industry Canada, Cell Broadcast National Deployment, Emergency Management Organizations, Carriers, Vendor Stakeholder Requirements Consultations, Mobile Device Considerations and Implementation Options
Special Advisor, Public Safety
Wireless (LTE 700 Mhz) Broadband Network, Architecture, Design, Operations and Security Working Group Participant
Cyber Architecture Framework Working Group, Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Cloud and Industry (Telecom/Power) Liaison
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:00