Power matters: using ARM to reduce data center costs

A consumer using a computer to shop, email, search, or any of the other myriad tasks now possible, usually measures power consumption by the dollar figure on the monthly electrical bill. But as two recent, highly controversial articles in the New York Times reiterated, U.S. data centers backing up those tasks consume as much as two percent of the nation’s power consumption. Long before the articles appeared, data centers were aware of the problem and had begun employing various strategies to lower cooling costs, eliminate redundancies, and improve power usage effectiveness (PUE).

Another solution is deploying ultra-low power servers that reduce data center power needs – in a sense, reinventing the server. How does the efficiency of this solution stack up against the alternatives? What are some specific use cases? And, what’s the future for ARM-based server solutions? For answers to these and many other questions, join GigaOM Pro and our sponsor Calxeda for “Power matters: using ARM to reduce data center costs,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT.

Topics we’ll discuss

  • Data center challenges – both power and space – faced by high-growth companies
  • Leveraging low power servers to solve high-demanding workloads
  • The advantages and efficiencies of ARM-based servers for specific workloads such as storage
  • Demystifying and overcoming the challenges of switching to ARM

Who should attend

  • CTOs: internet firms, social media, large financial institutions
  • Data center operators
  • Corporate IT execs
  • Cloud platform providers
  • CIOs