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					          Progress Energy
       Corporate Data Center
                    Rob Robertson
                     February 17, 2010




of North Carolina
Agenda
•   Background
•   Systems
•   Infrastructure
•   Disaster Recovery
•   Processes
•   Future Plans




    of North Carolina
Background

• Data Center is 24 years old (1986)
  – Downtown Raleigh, NC
  – 42,000 sq. ft. (14,400 sq. ft. is computer
    room)
  – 90+ employees
Systems

• IBM Z10 Mainframe
  – Applications
     • Customer Information
     • Supply Chain
     • >3,500 mainframe batch jobs and 3 million
      transactions daily
  – Shark DASD
  – VTS and 12 Frame Tape Library
     • Virtual Tape Library incoming
Systems Cont’d
• Open Systems
  – 400+ Applications
  – Windows, LINUX, some UNIX
     • 900+ Operating Systems
     • 450+ Virtual Servers
     • <400 Physical Servers
     • 20+ C7000 Blade Enclosures
  – HP Servers, some IBM
  – Storage
     • Hitachi, NetAPP
     • ~900 TB, growing daily
Systems Cont’d
• Networking
  – Hub for company’s telecommunications infrastructure
     • 250+ routers, 2,100+ hubs/switches and 2,020 miles of fiber
  – Recently upgraded to 10GB
  – New switches
     • Cisco 6509, 4948, 2950
  – New cabling (Cat6A)
  – Voice systems
     • ~100 serving Florida and the Carolinas
  – 900 MHz radio network
     • Florida – 45 tower sites
     • Carolinas – 65 tower sites
  – Provide enterprise network security operations
Infrastructure
• Water and DX HVAC
• Dual Input Power feeds
• Dual UPS
     – GE UPS, installed 2007
     – New Liebert UPS, installed 2010
     – 25yr Gel cell battery strings
•   1500KW Generator
•   19 Floor Power Distribution Units
    – Redundancy to server power supplies
• New Fire SystemL: FM-200
• New EPO
                Tier 3 by mid-2010
Disaster Recovery

• Extended Data Center
  – Originally hosted at Sungard (Mainframe only)
  – Hosted solution at Inflow (which was in-turn bought
    by Sungard)
  – Decided to build new data center
     • Completed in 2008
     • 4000 sq.ft., 2100 sq.ft. Computer Room
     • z10 Mainframe, Open Systems (Tier 1 apps), Storage
     • Unmanned Facility
Processes
• ITIL
  – Problem, Knowledge, Configuration and
    Incident Management Structures
  – Change Management
  – Outage Windows
• Data Center Best Practices
  – Rack Management, blank panels, etc.
  – Cold Aisle - Hot Aisle
  – Air Flow Analysis
  – Raised Floor Hole Plugs
Processes Cont’d
• Management focus on “Green”
  – Projects
     • HVAC Replacement
     • Lighting Replacement
     • Blades, Virtualization, AMD Processors
     • Storage Consolidation
  – 14% Savings in 2008
  – 9.5% Savings in 2009
  – 5% Savings Goal for 2010
Future Plans

• Complete Tier 3 Requirements
• 100% redundancy in computer room
• Meet all security requirements
• Major Projects (e.g., Smart Grid)
• “The Incredible Shrinking Data Center”
  – 14,400 sq.ft. down to ~9000 sq.ft
  – Cooling and power savings analysis
Questions?

				
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