Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Keeping a data center running optimally isn't always an easy task. Check out this eBook on how to safely avoid overcooling your data center.

Your data center is powering some of the most complex workloads and systems out there, and your business and users rely on these services to function and perform critical duties. Your data center has more users, more applications and more infrastructure to control than ever before.

Worldwide demand for new and more powerful IT-based applications, combined with the economic benefits of consolidation of physical assets, has led to an unprecedented increase in data center density. Data center professionals are being asked to be more efficient with their resources including energy and cooling. In this eBook from Raritan, learn how to improve your efficiency without sacrificing uptime.

One of the first steps to identifying cooling requirements comes from your data center management tools. Specifically, DCIM. Precise sensor technology, when integrated with your DCIM platform, can create a powerful strategy to safely avoid overcooling your data center. Most of all, you’ll start to see money savings as well.

Some things to look for when working with sensor and DCIM technologies:

Continuous monitoring of temperature and humidity

  • Look for sensors that poll external temperature and humidity sensor often, example every few seconds
  • Measure, test and report temperatures across a large range, for example -13oF to 149oF
  • Support customized thresholds - critical, lower warning, normal, above normal, and critical thresholds for sensors - which can be customer set
  • Ensure sensors meet MIL specifications for MTBF of >500,000 hours

Precise sensors are key to providing accuracy

  • Accurate measurement of temperature and humidity is essential to ensure proper monitoring
  • Ensure sensors work across large distances from the PDU or environmental monitoring appliance, for example 100 feet
  • Humidity sensors tend to drift about 5 percent per year. Replaceable heads will enable humidity sensors to remain accurate.

Ensure sensor placement

  • Place sensors as per ASHRAE recommended sensor placement - top, middle, and bottom of the rack inlets
  • Place sensors on the rear exhaust to understand ΔT's or containment temperatures.

Download this eBook today to learn how DCIM technologies can directly help your data center avoid overcooling and help save money. Most of all, gain better visibility into all core resource functions of your data center environment.

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