By implementing an effective airflow containment strategy, it is possible to see optimized cooling system efficiency, improved Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and additional equipment capacity, all without having to expand a data center facility’s footprint. Ward Patton, Critical Environment Specialist at Simplex Isolation Systems, unpacks five key considerations for airflow containment design.
Free cooling can dramatically reduce the power needed for data center cooling having a positive impact on your next colocation contract. To learn more about the new approach to Data Center cooling download this guide.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Earl Keisling, co-founder and CEO of Inertech LLC, the data center infrastructure technology division of Aligned Energy, discusses why data center water use matters, and what can be done to make our use of this essential resource sustainable.
When preparing for a data center consolidation project, there are steps that need to be taken in order to make good judgments about how much can be consolidated and which sites make the most sense for becoming receiving data centers. Just as IT assets, network bandwidth, compute power, and the level of virtualization are determined as part of the consolidation analysis, it is also critical to have an accurate understanding of each site’s physical infrastructure capabilities. This paper specifically addresses facility power, cooling, and the physical space.
Improving data center energy efficiency is an important goal. There are a variety of complex business and technical issues which interact that can affect the design, as well as the present and future operating conditions over the operating life of the data center.
ASHRAE standard 90.4 may increase the cost of preparing documentation during data center design, and could limit innovation by hyperscale pioneers by having local build departments reject or limit their future design options. Learn more in this Data Center Frontier Special Report.
In 2016 the Energy Star program will expanded beyond servers to include storage systems and the large network equipment for data centers. While not all IT equipment will be Energy Star rated, it represents an energy cost reduction factor to consider when making IT purchasing decisions.
There are multiple issues related to controlling the air intake temperature that reaches your IT equipment. This article from the Data Center Frontier Special Report on the Evolving Data Center Cooling Standards offers advice on airflow management.
If you are looking for greater energy savings, Sam Rodriguez of Chatsworth Products shares how to take advantage of higher intake temperatures in your data center.
See DCF’s Rich Miller, Compass Datacenters’ Chris Crosby, DLB Associates’ Don Beaty and moderator Yevgeniy Sverdlik of Data Center Knowledge for a discussion about the “warming of the data center” at Data Center World on March 17.