SAMSUNG GREEN MEMORY SOLUTION 4
The combined popularity of mobile devices and cloud computing has led to exponential growth of global data traffic. This has presented the challenge of increasing performance without increasing costs and environmental impact. This heavy traffic requires more data storage, creating an even greater power consumption problem. Samsung has met this challenge with Green Memory Solution 4.
IT equipment consumes 56% of a datacenter's electricity usage. Surveys found that memory (SSDs/HDDs and DRAM) accounts for 32% of IT power consumption. Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4 leads the industry in balancing performance gains with energy efficiency.
Samsung's process technology innovation has been leading to improvements in energy efficiency of memory components. Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 helps datacenters meet today's three major business demands: improved efficiency, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
4th Generation Green SSDs are 1.8 times more efficient in terms of IOPS/Watt than 3rd generation. Also 4th generation Green SSDs use 33% less power, and 4th generation Green DDR3s use 7% less power.
Samsung Green Memory benefits every aspect of a datacenter. PC systems with Green SSDs use 10% less power when compared to standard HDDs, web servers using Green SSDs use 13% less power, app/db servers use 20% less, and storage systems with Green SSDs use 58% less power.
Upgrading a datacenter to Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 leads to a 25% reduction in total electricity costs. That 25% percent represents $120,000. The culmination of these savings, along with lessened rental, maintenance, and recovery costs, equates to a total savings of $880,000.
If all of the world's datacenters upgrade to Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4, the world would use 6.2TWh less energy. That is equivalent to eliminating 4.27 million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) from our air, saving 109 million trees, and eliminating the emissions from 830,000 cars.
GLOBAL DATA TRAFFIC TRENDS
The combined popularity of both mobile devices and cloud computing has led to the exponential growth of global data traffic. This unprecedented increase has presented a unique challenge to datacenters: increase performance without increasing costs and environmental impact. Samsung has risen to meet this challenge by continually improving energy efficiency through process innovation, culminating in Samsung Green Memory Solution 4, a combination of Green SSD and Green DDR.
Increases in traffic drivers, such as smartphone data usage and mobile video viewing, have occurred in conjunction with growing mobile network speeds. As networks continue to become faster, users will continue to enjoy consuming more and more mobile content. This heavy traffic requires that data storage requirements increase appropriately. All of this speed and all of this storage combine to create an even greater power consumption problem.
IT ENERGY CONSUMPTION
IT equipment represents a disproportionate amount of datacenter energy consumption. Surveys show that IT equipment consumes 56% of a datacenter's electricity usage. When surveys then looked closely at individual IT components, it was found that memory (SSDs/HDDs and DRAM) accounts for nearly one-third (32%) of IT power consumption. Clearly, memory components are the prime objective when it comes to increasing performance while decreasing power use.
Samsung's latest Green Memory Solution, now in its 4th generation, continues to lead the industry in balancing performance gains with energy efficiency.
IMPROVING IT EFFICIENCY
For several years, process technology innovation has been leading Samsung to ever greater improvements in energy efficiency of memory components. Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 helps datacenters meet today's three major business demands: improved efficiency, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
Samsung Green SSD: 4th Generation vs. 3rd Generation
Our tests show a marked improvement in this latest generation of Samsung Green SSD. When comparing IOPS per Watt, the 4th Generation 20nm-class 64Gb Green SSD proved to be 1.8 times more efficient than the previous generation's 3nm-class 32Gb SSD.
When comparing the generational differences in power consumption, however, our tests showed that the new 4th generation Green SSDs cut power consumption by an amazing 33%. This figure is especially impressive when making note of the entire host of improvements the 4th generation SSD brings to market.
Samsung Green DDR3: 4th Generation vs. 3rd Generation
Comparing generations showed that the new 4th generation Green DDR3s cut power consumption by 7% compared to 3rd generation. Extending this comparison back to 1st generation shows an incredible difference of 52% less power consumed by the latest generation of Samsung Green DDR3s.
Green Memory in IT Infrastructure
Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 provides substantial power savings at every level of datacenter operations. PC systems with Green SSDs use 10% less power when compared to standard HDDs.
Server systems see even better results when compared to standard HDD configurations. Web servers utilizing Green SSDs can expect to see 13% power savings, while application and database servers can expect to see their power consumption levels reduced by 20%.
Additionally, storage systems featuring 4th generation Samsung Green SSDs experience a remarkable 58% reduction in power consumption when compared to their standard HDD-based counterparts.
Green Datacenter vs. Non-Green
The advances inherent in Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4 truly stand out when put to the test against the current industry standard non-green DDR3 and HDD. Teamed up with Microsoft Server 2012, Samsung's Green Memory performs 5 times faster than today's conventional non-green memory used in conjunction with Microsoft Server 2008 R2.
Once put in terms of the overall bottom line, though, Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 is clearly the hands-down winner. Server and storage power savings reduce costs by 18% and 58%, respectively, leading the way to a 25% reduction in total electricity costs. That 25% percent represents $120,000. The culmination of these savings, along with lessened rental, maintenance, and recovery costs, equates to a total savings of $880,000 for a datacenter.
Creating Shared Value
The benefits of Samsung's 4th generation Green Memory Solution reach far beyond simply the monetary. Samsung is committed to the concept of creating shared value, in this case, by reducing the overall power savings of datacenters. If all of the world's datacenters were to upgrade to Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4, the world would use 6.2TWh less energy. In more practical terms, that number is equivalent to eliminating 4.27 million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) from our air, saving 109 million trees, and eliminating the emissions from 830,000 cars.
Switching to Samsung Green Memory 4 is a next-generation solution for your datacenters' efficiency, for your company's bottom line, and for this planet we all call home.
MACRO GLOBAL TRENDS IMPACTING DATACENTERS
Many enterprises strive to minimize costs and maximize performance without regard to environmental impact. However, Samsung's Green Memory Solution 3, consisting of Green DDR3 DRAM memory and Green SSDs, enable data centers to increase performance in cloud computing and virtualized environments, while minimizing energy consumption.
The popularity of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, combined with the continued growth in cloud computing, has led to a tremendous increase in data traffic. This macro global trend is impacting data centers worldwide. No matter where users may be, they can post updates to social networking sites, share files, and watch streaming videos. This freedom from wires is predicted to result in a ten-fold increase in data traffic over the coming decade.
2011 saw global data traffic more than double for the fourth year in a row, and 2012 is expected to see it double for a fifth consecutive year. Smartphones are leading this growth, as their usage tripled in 2011. Although they represent only 12% of global handsets, smartphones represent over 82% of total global traffic. In 2011, mobile video traffic exceeded 50% of total traffic for the first time, and mobile network speeds grew by 66%.
It is also estimated that storage usage will rise by as much as 69 times that of present-day volumes. In the face of this tremendous growth, data centers must reduce their power consumption and therein their carbon dioxide emissions. Without such efforts, the proliferation of virtualization and cloud computing alone will cause energy requirements to double every five years As the world's number one memory supplier, Samsung is dedicated to designing its state-of-the-art memory solutions with the goal of maximizing data center efficiency.
IMPROVING IT EFFICIENCY
Choosing the right memory and storage can make all the difference in the server sector, where memory products are gaining even more traction as a result of rapid developments in virtualization and cloud computing. Samsung Green Memory Solution 3 can help your data center meet today's business demands in three distinct areas:
• Improved efficiency of IT resources
• Reduced memory power consumption
• High reliability and predictable quality of service
Virtualization is unlocking greater efficiencies in today's data centers. Growth in the number of logical servers nearly tripled that of physical servers in 2010. Server consolidation leads to a reduced rate of hardware acquisition (CAP-EX), and it also improves the utilization of existing hardware, while optimizing data center floor space.
Our tests show that the right memory enhances the intrinsic benefits of virtualization. Clearly, using higher-density Samsung Green Memory improves performance in virtualized environments while also lowering costs.
However, virtualization brings with it unintended risks. Running more applications requires a need for processing ever larger data sets, which can negatively impact performance. Over time, this creates a server-storage performance gap, which leads to greater management and software costs, a loss of valuable floor space, and increased power usage.
SAMSUNG GREEN SSDs: BETTER WAY TO BRIDGE THE GAP
Samsung's Green SSDs provide a better way to bridge the server-storage performance gap. Compared to conventional HDDs, Samsung Green SSDs deliver 14 times greater throughput. In e-Commerce tests, this has resulted in 12 times more business transactions being processed per minute.
Not only can Samsung Green SSDs increase revenue with more transactions per minute, but they also factor into more efficient spending. Overall cost of IOPS with a Green SSD is 90% lower than with a HDD. Simply put, Samsung Green SSDs provide a much more robust return on your IT investment.
Increased performance and a better ROI are excellent examples of ways Samsung Green Memory Solution 3 positively impact your bottom line. But data center efficiency is not just about making more money and making smarter product selections; it's also about reducing costs wherever possible. Reducing server-level power consumption leads to significant cost savings and thermal efficiency. Data centers consume 1.5% of worldwide total power, which is triple what the entire country of Finland consumes and not far behind that of the UK.
Samsung Green Memory Solution 3 greatly reduces the power consumed at the product level for both Green SSDs and Green DDR3. Moreover, their combined power savings results in a 29% overall power reduction at the server level.
In addition to product- and system-level power reduction, Samsung Green Memory Solution 3 also reduces cooling costs via improved thermal efficiency. This equates to a server running cooler than current solutions by more than 20 degrees Celsius.
GREEN MEMORY SOLUTIONS: DATACENTER TCO
What exactly can increased performance, reduced power consumption, greater thermal efficiency, and less downtime add to your bottom line? If using Samsung Green Solution 3 in your virtualized data center, you can place up to 10 more servers per rack. In a 1,000-server data center, this represents an overall annual savings of $90,000.
CREATING SHARED VALUE
In summary, data centers are a leading contributor to carbon and carbon dioxide emissions. The average data center in the U. S. consumes more power than 25,000 homes, so CO2 emissions from all data centers is enormous. But, the benefits of Samsung Green Solution 3 go far beyond lowering power consumption and reducing CO2 emissions. Green Solution 3 also brings you:
- Relief from performance bottlenecks caused by virtualization
- Enhanced application performance
- Higher transaction processing and lower access times
- A need for less floor space
- Predictable and reliable quality of service
You receive all these benefits, while lessening your impact on the environment. By “Creating Shared Value,” you can improve operational efficiency and system performance, while helping to deliver a worldwide power savings equal to eliminating eliminating millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, saving hundreds of millions of trees, or taking several million cars off the road. Samsung Green Memory Solution 3 is the best solution for your data center… and for the planet.