Towards Zero Carbon: Implementing Sustainable Battery Lifecycle Management in Data Centers

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:10 am12:05 pm

David Cesarano and Fanjing Meng, IBM


Batteries play a critical role in providing uninterrupted power during outages, but managing their lifecycle can be challenging and has environmental impact. In this presentation, we will introduce a sustainable solution for managing the lifecycle of batteries in data center infrastructure. Our solution employs IoT sensors, mechanism models, and AI models to monitor battery performance in real-time, analyze health, detect anomalies, and predict end-of-life. Real-time monitoring dashboards visualize battery performance and behaviors, while health analysis capabilities detect anomalies and predict failures. The solution recommends proactive maintenance to prevent costly downtime and triggers sustainable waste management processes. It reduces costs and environmental impact towards zero-carbon waste diversion goals. We will showcase real-world examples of our solution and how to improve waste diversion. The solution is deployed and running in production, supporting daily operations.

David Cesarano, IBM

David Cesarano is a Solutions Architect at IBM and is located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He has over 20 years of experience with IT and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Northern Arizona University. He has several data and cloud certifications and a couple pending patents at IBM. His current area of focus is industry and data center management.

Fanjing Meng, IBM

Dr. Fanjing Meng is the CTO of IBM China System Development Lab, with over 20 years of experience in cutting-edge technology research, development and management. She specializes in sustainable computing, AIOps, ITOA, cloud computing, software and solution engineering. Her current focus is on developing a sustainable computing optimization and management platform to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. Dr. Meng has published over 30 academic papers and holds more than 40 international patents in innovative fields. She has received over 30 awards for her contributions to technological innovation from IBM and IEEE. Additionally, she actively participates in technical and academic communities, serving as a General Chair and committee member for international conferences, and as a project leader for IEEE WIE Beijing Affiliate and a speaker for IEEE Women in Services Computing (WISC).

@conference {288261,
author = {David Cesarano and Fanjing Meng},
title = {Towards Zero Carbon: Implementing Sustainable Battery Lifecycle Management in Data Centers},
year = {2023},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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