NREN Green IT Amsterdam 5 March 2012 Jan Willem Tellegen
ICT & Sustainability in NL • More focus on Sustainability (raise 52% compared to 2010) • Green IT is important focus point for 500+ companies • About 80% use Green IT for cost reduction • Service sector leading in tele-working (Het Nieuwe Werken) • Public Sector needs to catch up in Green-IT with the rest
The Power Loss Chain Heat Exhausted 35 % 65 % Fossil Fuel Electricity Generated Transmission Losses 95 % 2 . 5 2 . 5 Data Centre Transformer Losses % % Data Centre Cooling Losses 40 % 25 % 35 % Equipment Power Infrastructure IT Equipment Network Equipment 65 % 20 % 15 % Servers Storage Equipment Servers Power Supply 30 % 45 % 25 % CPU Other Components CPU Idle Time Power 20 % 80 % CPU Utilisation CPU Load Power Software utilization is Key Source: British Computer Society CPU energy yield: 0.5% of fossil fuel used!
Green IT Amsterdam Region Network organisation, about 50 participants in 2012 Public-private cooperation Founded June 2010 to contribute substantially to the 40% CO2 reduction goal in 2025 develop and implement the ICT energy transition Active Power - EMC - M+W Group - APC - Equinix/IX-Europe – Parthenon Data Centres - ASP4all - EvoSwitch - Raritan - Atos - City of Amsterdam - Royal Haskoning - BIA - Hogeschool van Amsterdam - SIG - Bricks & Bits / TreFoil - HP - TEDD Search - Capgemini - IBM - Telecity Group - Cisco Systems - ICTroom - Terremark - Colt - Imtech - The Datacenter Group - De Stroomplantage - InterXion - The Network Institute - DELL - KPN - TNO - ECN - Mansystems - Universiteit van Amsterdam - Ecofys - MDES - Vancis - EnergyGO - Microsoft
Objectives • Greening of IT • radical energy savings in the ICT sector itself • Greening by IT • Innovative use of ICT to reduce CO2 emissions in many sectors • Green IT economy • Creating new business opportunities for a • ''Green Collar Economy'' • .
How we organise cooperation • Public-private network for • Awareness, Expertise, Business • Precompetitive cooperation • Small secretariat coordinating • Partners do the work
Competitive Regions ICT infrastructure and dataprocessing are backbone of service economy Growth strategies of regions in the knowlegde and information economy Public and private services, 60% of activities is ICT related Business cases of economic development depend on excellency of ICT infrastructure Desired growth of ICT use vs current growth energy consumption not sustainable Growth rate datacentre capacity approx 30% annually Energy consumption ICT 10% of all electricity, and growing Security of delivery? Energy transition is essential for regional competitiveness Radical reduction of energy consumption Renewable energy, carbon reduction Closing the energy loss chain Energy transition driven by Market for data processing Business cases energy efficiency and sustainable growth Government regulation Competitive regions of the future are Green IT regions
Projects Smart Grid Energy Data: open Innovation for new energy services: “Open Energy Data” Secure Utility Data Network Green Deal: framework for transition “older” data centres Urban planning and green infrastructures for data centre development Service innovation for energy efficiency Infrastructure-as-a-service: green sector clouds Green leverage services for key economic clusters Green Metropole: sustainability network for the region Knowledge network green software SEF: Testlab for energy consumption of software Integrate research, education and SME´s
“Green Deal” Framework for transition “older” data centres Multi Annual Agreements: 2% saving yearly 2005-2020 Develop regulation Mandatory energy efficiency plans Clear targets (now PUE based) Level playing field for a strong DC sector Involve “older” data centres through presentation of green practises Develop “expertise window” Connect to measuring and labeling initiatives Transparent market for energy efficiency services Develop national model for data centre transition
The network Some main themes • Network energy efficiency (cf Green Touch) • Virtual datacentres • Green Community Clouds • Education and research • Public services • Emerging Dataprocessing concepts • Bits to energy, energy to bits? • Where heat is needed • Other? Points for discussion • Further development of network based Green ICT architectures • Research networks are forerunners? Take the lead? • Role of NREN?
International cooperation Green IT development and implementation is an international challenge for both the public and private sectors Thank you for your attention!