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: Environmentally-Friendly Storage Architectures

Paper Abstract: Software design and implementation environmental implications. The code we write and the way we architect our web applications can result in a lot of energy usage and therefore has a high carbon footprint. From the perspective of Storage, how we architect and optimize the storage of bits in the cloud / on-premise can lead to lots of energy savings and therefore efficiencies for the environment. In this talk, I will present my views on designing environmentally friendly Storage architectures and showcase some tools that can help developers estimate the environmental impact of their code. Key Takeaways: \1. Understand the environmental impact: Learn how storage architecture choices can contribute to energy consumption and carbon emissions, impacting the environment. 2. Optimize storage architectures: Discover techniques such as data deduplication, compression algorithms, and intelligent caching to minimize energy usage and enhance efficiency. 3. Measure the impact: Utilize tools like the Green Web Foundation's 'Website Carbon Calculator,' cloud sustainability assessments, and the Sustainable Software Engineering Research Group's 'Energy Efficiency Analysis Tools' to measure and analyze the environmental impact of storage solutions. 4. Track sustainability metrics: Leverage the Green Software Foundation's 'Green Software Observatory' to monitor and assess sustainability metrics associated with storage architectures. 5. Make informed decisions: Use Carbon Footprint Calculators to estimate emissions and guide the design of more eco-friendly storage solutions. By adopting these practices and tools, developers can mitigate the environmental impact of storage architectures and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Paper Author: Tejas Chopra, Sr. Software Engineer, Netflix

Author Bio: Tejas Chopra is a Sr. Software Engineer at Netflix where he is responsible for building Storage and Transfer services that are media optimized for Netflix Studios Infrastructure. Tejas is an Advisor at Nillion, Inc. and is a National Diversity Council recognized 40 under 40 Technology Leader. He is a TedX and an International Keynote speaker and talks on Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Blockchain. Tejas has more than a decade of software engineering experience at companies such as Box, Datrium, Samsung, Cadence and Apple. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.