Energy Efficiency Guide

Modernizing Vintage Data Centers

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Hardware refresh cycles grew longer and more organizations tried to squeeze as much life as possible out of their data center environments. Unfortunately, there came a time when vintage systems could no longer meet modern demands. In fact, because of cloud computing, virtualization and even big data – data centers… Read More

Data Center Containment Provider Due Diligence

This is the fifth article in a best practices series on data center energy efficiency through effective airflow management strategies. When considering containment providers and their solutions, make sure to do your due diligence. Consider the following points during that process.

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Benefits of Data Center Containment

The data center is fraught with power and cooling challenges. For every 50 kW of power the data center feeds to an aisle, the same facilities typically apply 100-150 kW of cooling to maintain desirable equipment inlet temperatures. Most legacy data centers waste more than 60% of that cooling energy in the form of bypass air. Read More

Approaches to Data Center Containment

Data Center Hot Aisle Containment

The data center is fraught with power and cooling challenges. For every 50 kW of power the data center feeds to an aisle, the same facilities typically apply 100-150 kW of cooling to maintain desirable equipment inlet temperatures. Most legacy data centers waste more than 60% of that cooling energy in the form of bypass air. Read More

DCK Guide to Data Center Containment

Data center operators understand how the growing demand for compute cycles, web-based applications and content are driving data centers to find new ways to keep power consumption in check. While doing so, enterprise data centers managers continue to struggle to add highly dense computing capacity in the same space. Data center airflow management cuts energy costs while enabling affordable, scalable, modular growth of compute pods in the facility. Read More

Energy Efficiency Guide: Heat Recycling

A growing number of data centers are redirecting the heat from their hot aisles to nearby homes, offices, greenhouses and even swimming pools. The ability to re-use excess heat from servers is being built into new data centers, helping to improve the energy efficiency profile of these facilities. Read More

Energy Efficiency Guide: Aisle Containment

Containing the air in the data center – separating cool supply air and warm exhaust air – is an important energy efficiency strategy that figures prominently in energy efficiency optimizations. Users have the option of containing the cold aisle or the hot aisle. Read More

Energy Efficiency Guide: Data Center Temperature

Is it the end of the “cooler is better” attitude? The industry is looking at how a shift of a few degrees can allow for continued IT operation, while saving energy and reducing costs. Similarly, water temperatures used for cooling are on the rise also. Read More