CD-ROM presentation, Sure Power Corporation


  Video (Stills) Audio VO

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Establish two speakers

BOB:

How's the planning for that new data center with those fancy computers working out?

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Show data center

RAY:

Great. We've had the pedal to the metal for two months now. It's been a lot of work.

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BOB:

I'll bet. You look tired. So what about power?

4.

Show IBM S390 server

RAY:

Mainframes and high end servers. We've got plenty of power.

5.

Electric towers, outlets, etc.

BOB:

Sorry, not computing power, electric power.

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RAY:

What do you mean?

7.

Show power failure / network going down

BOB:

Well, when we were researching equipment for our new data center a year ago, we found out that the new computers are a lot more reliable than the electricity.

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RAY:

Really?

9.

Graphic: Computer failure rate v. power failure rate

BOB:

You bet. Our old data center had gone down twice. It drove the experts nuts. Finally, one consultant proved that it was power, not the computers that was the problem. In fact, he told us that these new computers are so good that even with on-site UPS, batteries and standby diesel generators, the power was a thousand times more likely to fail than the computers were.

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RAY:

You're kidding!

11.

Show "Nines and Risk" Graph

BOB:

Nope. He showed us a graph that spelled it all out. It showed that computers today have what's called "six nines" availability. That means they're available ninety-nine point 9-9-9-9 percent of the time.

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RAY:

So?

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BOB:

So your power may only be available ninety-nine point nine percent of the time.

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Ray:

So what's the big deal?

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BOB:

Think of it this way. If your bank thought 99 point nine percent accuracy was good enough, 22,000 checks would be deducted from the wrong accounts just in the next hour. But at six nines, that drops to 22 checks. So getting back to your network, statistically speaking, your power would be susceptible to going down for almost nine HOURS at year. You might not go down at all, but you could go down literally hundreds of times.

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Global business, 24 X 7
Graphic: Growth of e-commerce

RAY:

We can't afford that! We operate world wide. Our business depends on our computers being available 24 by 7.

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BOB:

Hey, you're not alone. And just think of what would happen if you couldn't access the Internet or that fancy Intranet your company has.

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RAY:

That can happen?

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BOB:

Sure. A power outage could hit your servers and your whole system would be out.

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RAY:

Well, if it can happen to us, it can happen to our competition, too. They must be in the same boat.

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BOB:

They probably are. But think about the advantage you'd have if you didn't have to worry about losing power. I'm sure your customers would love that!

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