30 May 2012

Video: Dean Nelson, VP eBay on Project Mercury's Strategy: Alignment, TCO, PUE, DCMM

Dean Nelson (Photo: M Vincent)
Dean Nelson, eBay’s Vice President of Global Foundation Services, keynoted this year's May 2012 Uptime Institute Symposium and discussed how eBay built one of the world’s most efficient data centers in one of the harshest climates in the U.S.: Phoenix Arizona, and saw an average PUE of 1.35 during a one-week period in January.

For history, Dean actually worked on the Sun Microsystems Black Box while I was at Sun, and many people know the Black Box as being a cutting-edge Modular Data Center concept.

In these two videos below, Dean describes Project Mercury's Strategy: Alignment, TCO, PUE, DCMM = Holistic Infrastructure Efficiency, and a few slides from his keynote is below.

Thanks Dean for taking the time to share your insight and best practices.

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Project Mercury Business Drivers, Timeline, DCMM Assessment, Site
(Credit Dean Nelson)