WSJ Covers Facility Cooling Challenges

The Wall Street Journal sent a staff writer to Data Center World this year, and the resulting story appears in today’s edition. “Computer Rooms Feel The Heat” (subscription) presents a broad overview of the challenges created by rising heat loads, and briefly reviews products from APC-MGE, Liebert, Spraycool, Degree Controls and Hewlett-Packard. Both APC and Liebert say sales of their newest cooling product lines doubled in 2006.

There was a lot of information presented on cooling products and technologies at the Data Center World show, and we’ll be writing more about some of these companies and presentations in coming days.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.