Posted By Bill Kleyman On March 12, 2013 @ 9:30 am In colocation,Cooling,White Papers | 2 Comments
Today’s modern data center is built around efficiency and the ability to reduce costs by allowing the equipment to run more optimally. When designing a solid data center environment, there are several considerations around best practices. The process of allocating space, the flooring, the power and the equipment is a tedious task which can take time and a lot of planning. During the environment setup, there are further steps to ensuring that your data center runs as optimally as possible. One of those steps is ensuring that heat and cooling are carefully controlled and monitored.
In this white paper , Upsite shows how the cooling capacity factor (CFF) can really help a data center save money and create a more efficiency platform. Data center decisions must be made around logical processes and known metrics. This is why decisions around cooling require a certain amount of knowledge on how these resources are being used.
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To illustrate, of 45 sites that Upsite reviewed, the average running cooling capacity is an astonishing 390% of the heat load in the computer room. In some cases there is over a 3,000% capacity of the heat load. In other instances, data centers never really balance their cooling — This can result in an insufficient volume of conditioned air being delivered to the contained space and unsealed open spaces in the cabinets that allow conditioned air to flow out of the space and exhaust air to flow in.
By understanding resource utilization, resource administrators are able to build a better data center. There are several benefits to knowing your CFF and using that to right-size your cooling infrastructure. In Upsite’s white paper , we learn about several of these benefits including:
Download Upsite’s white paper  to learn how to create a more efficient data center cooling environment. Or, if you’re stuck with existing cooling problems, this white paper  also describes some key remediation steps to regaining control of the infrastructure. As more organizations turn to data center providers for their hosting needs, there will be greater demand to run a more efficient DC infrastructure. To optimize and save costs, organizations should always remember that data center environmentals are very important efficiency metrics.
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 Bill Kleyman: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/bkleyman/
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