Wednesday, August 9th
9:45-10:50 AM
SUST-202-1: Sustainable Data Centers and Energy Efficiency Part 2 (Sustainability Track)
Chairperson + Speaker: Tejas Chopra, Sr. Software Engineer, Netflix

Organizer: Wayne M. Adams, SNIA Chairman Emeritus, SNIA

Paper Title: Methods to improve system lifecycles to improve Sustainability

Paper Abstract: This session discusses methods to optimize system lifecycles (Sustainability) versus TCO management. This is a real world discussion of the system level enclosure management requirements to balance the trade offs of operating costs, thermals, components life versus temperature and overall ways to extend the life of our flash based systems. Some customers value TCO above all, while others value MTBF and longevity, this discussion addresses ways to manage your system to gain the optimized solution you desire. This discussion highlights the trade offs between MTBF, performance, operating costs, etc. This is a discussion on system management to optimize the key parameters that matter to a specific user.

Paper Author: Odie Killen, VP Hardware Engineering, Viking Enterprise Solutions

Author Bio: Odie Killen ( is Vice President of Engineering at Viking Enterprise Solutions. Viking is a supplier of innovative server and storage solutions. Mr. Killen leads a multi-disciplined team of engineers developing leading edge storage solutions. Mr. Killen holds 13 US Patents and has delivered many innovative products to the storage market over the last 25+ years.