GreenCloud

Big Data & Efficiency
How Big Data can drive sustainability in the data center and cloud with insights into efficiency.
Scott Raynovich55
Q4: What are some impediments for businesses moving to a #GreenCloud approach?
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Tate Cantrell Impediments to #GreenCloud are more mental than practical.
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Pankaj Fichadia We need the change the "or" to an "and" - make #GreenCloud mainstream, get the consumer and supplier ecosystem work together on the same objectives
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dana blouin I would like to know if cost to entry is one for smaller or mid sized companies.
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Verne Global Historically there is a lack of alignment between IT and corporate sustainability mandates. #GreenCloud = #WinWin
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Doug Mohney Financial incentives to migrate from legacy systems to more efficient ones.
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Pankaj Fichadia @tate8tech its bringing a culture shift - making #green the default #color of #cloud computing
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Doug Mohney CFOs come to the table if they can see cost savings.
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Pankaj Fichadia @DougonIPComm Also not just #greencloud because of regulatory obligations, but make it a part of business culture because #IT makes sense !
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Scott Raynovich It sounds like more education can help convince all those #CFOs
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Pankaj Fichadia @DougonIPComm See great examples of reporting the triple bottom line here in Aus, where sustainability is a key metric
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Tate Cantrell @DougonIPComm these are the same issues that are limiting wider cloud adoption. At least with #GreenCloud we are aligned with all the work that has been done to move beyond the legacy.
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Doug Mohney Regulatory is a big stick used too often. Financial incentives moves the bar.
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Doug Mohney Culture is a luxury for many businesses, making profits is not.
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Tate Cantrell @DougonIPComm #Cloud is more economical for apps that require scale. #GreenCloud is more economical and more sustainable.
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Pankaj Fichadia When business can choose and select #GreenCloud effectively and efficiently, and support customer demand, this will become a reality
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Tate Cantrell @pankaj_fichadia what has made the metric of sustainability so key in Aus? Regulations? Business climate? Demand?
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Pankaj Fichadia while it was regulatory and climate focussed, corporates are stepping up and going beyond carbon neutral
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Tate Cantrell at @VerneGlobal we believe that the cost savings and sustainable costs into the future is a reason to move to the #GreenCloud. Agree on education needed.
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Scott Raynovich What about a #GreenCloud tax incentive?
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Pankaj Fichadia the approaches seem to be changing all the time across the regions !
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Doug Mohney A carbon tax would work; there's a significant multiplier in there IF you can get it through.
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Tate Cantrell @pankaj_fichadia interesting that you are seeing sustainability innovation on an island and we are innovating on an island as well #AUS #Iceland
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Doug Mohney Tax credits are interesting....
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Birgir Ingi Jónasson We as a society need to demand, in a greater scale, Green. Companies will go were the people go.
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Pankaj Fichadia @tate8tech some good examples of cloud workloads that benefit from #green !
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dana blouin how do you see those credits being implemented?
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Vishal Sharma tax incentives can only go so far. Got to ask my friend Scott Clavenna of #Greentech_Media how much the solar panel incentives increased adoption for e.g.? My belief is it's got to be "more sustainble" than tax incentives :-)
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Scott Raynovich Lower taxes to stimulate #GreeCloud data center construction
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Pankaj Fichadia @tate8tech financial industry is taking the lead on sustainability in several ways
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Doug Mohney Carbon tax should stimulate all #GreenCloud usage.
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Pankaj Fichadia Absolutely true - it you build it properly they will come - make the value proposition significant
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Scott Raynovich I live in MT, tons of #geothermal here. They want tech jobs. Wondering why they don't stimulate #GreenCloud sources
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Doug Mohney Because oil is more profitable in MT at this time.
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Scott Raynovich47
Q3: How can Big Data enable sustainability?
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Pankaj Fichadia Can work across several key seismic problems facing our planet - starting with food, energy, transportation etc!
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Tate Cantrell #BigData can revolutionize industries that generate CO2 — automotive, energy, agriculture
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Pankaj Fichadia solving the mega challenges requires the power of big data, however the solutions need to be sustainable too!
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Tate Cantrell A powerful use of #BigData is its ability to help assess environmental risks, both in real time and in the future.
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Tate Cantrell UK @metoffice predicts £2bn of socio-economic benefits from new #datacenter http://goo.gl/9BJHHJ < but what energy source?
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Pankaj Fichadia Like the use of #bigdata to solve #water risk assessment
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dana blouin I would say yes from the demand and supply side
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Tate Cantrell .@VerneGlobal customer @RMS assesses environmental risks in realtime in their #Iceland #GreenCloud
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Doug Mohney If you're talking #greenenergy and #Bigdata, Big Data helps optimize complex systems
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Pankaj Fichadia Just a 1% improvement in efficiency in five of today’s major industries — aviation, health care, power, rail, and oil and gas — could save $276 billion over the next 15 years
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Pankaj Fichadia @DougonIPComm automation, machine learning, solving adaptive problems !
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Tate Cantrell downside - US Grid doesn’t have the ability to absorb the growth needed for the next revolution in #BigData analytics. #GreenCloud needed.
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Doug Mohney Like I said, optimizing complex systems :) In this case, energy usage.
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Tate Cantrell .@datacenter reported that US #datacenter industry to grow by 5.5 Gigawatts of power between 2013 and 2020 http://goo.gl/o8FWhV
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Scott Raynovich yes, good point @tate8tech How do we get more investment in the grid?
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Tom Raftery Electricity accounts for 38% of US emissions. Transportation (which we are starting to electrify) another 32% according to the EPA. So if we shift generation to renewables, we have a lever to affect up to 70% of emissions
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Doug Mohney @tate8tech Can you clarify? US energy grid?
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Pankaj Fichadia @tate8tech What are the key considerations when it comes to computing workloads and locations Tate?
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Tate Cantrell US #datacenter power growth into 2020 is approaching power draw for the five boroughs of New York City (or 4,000 5MW wind turbines) http://goo.gl/lNxdTN
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According to Paul Sclavounos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 4,000 five megawatt turbines could meet New York City’s average annual electric consumption. The city’s five boroughs, plus Westchester, consumed around 60 thou...
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Tom Raftery Big data can be used by grid operators to publish realtime electricity pricing, and have smart appliances consume this pricing info in realtime , and adjust their behaviour to more closely match the supply curve
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Tom Raftery This would stabilise the grid, allowing more unstable generators (renewables) to come onto the grid.
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Birgir Ingi Jónasson Living by example. Not afraid to try new and innovative solutions.
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Pankaj Fichadia @TomRaftery It makes the solutions more real for end consumers !
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John Furrier @TomRaftery this is the kind of backlash we might see http://www.breitbart...
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dana blouin @TomRaftery I think that is a big play by #SmartGrid #IoT
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Tate Cantrell @TomRaftery thanks for joining. great stat on leverage here. reminds me of @joeweinman #Cloudonomic laws
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Tom Raftery Exactly, but the solutions have to be Google easy - if there are too many buttons, or options, that'll turn people off. Needs to be set and forget.
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Doug Mohney @TomRaftery <sigh> You say Real Time Energy Pricing, I say "Enron gaming the system"
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Tate Cantrell #Cloudonomics Law 6: Superiority in numbers is the most important factor in the result of a combat - via @joeweinman
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Pankaj Fichadia @TomRaftery Reducing the friction in the interfaces !?
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Doug Mohney Smart meters have been a train wreck.
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Tom Raftery @DougonIPComm So much negativity
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Tate Cantrell #GreenCloud gives today's IT the ability to be superior in numbers and thereby reduce impact
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Tom Raftery @danablouin Exactly, IoT makes this all possible
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Doug Mohney Negativity? It's history. Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Tom Raftery @danablouin This is very top of mind for me as I gave a talk on precisely this topic in Berlin two weeks ago http://greenmonk.net...
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Tom Raftery @DougonIPComm Pessimism is the easy route.
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dana blouin @TomRaftery I am prepping a talk on this very topic for a group here in BKK as well. Thanks for your link
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Tom Raftery @danablouin No problem, my talk is Creative Commons licensed, feel free to use as much as you find useful
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dana blouin @TomRaftery Thanks :-D
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Tom Raftery Ok guys, it is 8:30pm here. I'm out. Thanks for the great (if brief) chat.
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Verne Global @TomRaftery Thanks for joining us!
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Scott Raynovich Thanks @TomRaftery for joining us here
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Tate Cantrell Thanks for joining and all of your ongoing work on #GreenCloud @TomRaftery
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