Data center cooling trends are shifting. For the majority of traditional data centers the environmental operating conditions have been long been based on ASHRAE recommendations defined in the “Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments.” This Data Center Frontier special report examine the underlying relationship of temperature, humidity and energy usage, as well as the operational risk considerations of the expanded environmental ranges on both the facility and the IT equipment. Download the special report from Data Center Frontier, courtesy of Compass Data Centers, to lean more about how data center cooling ranges and standards are evolving.
New technologies in the data center are boosting adoption of high-density cooling for data centers. Here’s a guide to Data Center Frontier’s coverage of high-density cooling.
Today, there are three basic methods of complete containment. Want to find out which model is best for your airflow management needs? Check out this paper!
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.