Cooling

Most Users Resist Warmer Data Centers

Zahl Limbuwala of BCS discusses temperature ranges for data center operations during the Google European Data CenterEfficiency Summit held in Zurich on Tuesday.

Since 2008, the largest players in the data center field have been advocating operating server rooms at warmer temperatures. But few enterprise data centers are following suit, according to data from an industry group. Read More

Geist, Opengate Data Announce Alliance

Power distribution vendor Geist has made a financial investment in Opengate Data Systems, which specializes in cooling technology and enclosures. As part of the agreement, Geist will begin offering Opengate’s line of data center airflow management solutions. Read More

Annexation Boosts Cooling for NSA Data Center

The city of Bluffdale, Utah has agreed to annex more than 500 acres of land where the huge new National Security Agency data center will be built. The unusual move will help ensure that the facility will have access to water for its cooling systems in the event of an emergency. Read More

APC EcoBreeze Offers Free Cooling Options

APC by Schneider has introduced EcoBreeze, a cooling system that offers the choice of evaporative cooling or an air-to-air heat exchanger.

As fresh air cooling (economization) gains traction as an energy efficiency strategy, cooling vendors are incorporating it into their products. A new cooling system from APC by Schneider Electric allows data center operators to easily switch between several modes of free cooling. Read More

Using Mother Nature as Your Chiller

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A small but growing number of data centers are slashing their cooling costs by using the earth as their chiller, tapping nearby rivers, underground lakes and wells instead of running large refrigeration units. Read More

Data Center Cooling White Papers

Keeping a data center cool continues to be a challenge for many data center operators. Here’s a collection of data center cooling white papers from the Data Center Knowledge White Paper Library. Read More

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