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Dealing with Mixing Below Your Data Center’s Floor

Many data centers supply cooling far in excess of what is required or have problems distributing cooling where it is really needed. The most cited cause for such inefficient cooling is a phenomenon known as mixing, in which cool and warm air mix before entering server intakes. Often, when mixing is discussed, the area under the raised floor is ignored because it is hidden from sight. Read More

Reclaim Wasted Data Center Cooling Capacity

High-density equipment within data center infrastructure is becoming more common, and yet many data centers are not adequately equipped to handle the additional cooling requirements. Because of this, cooling issues such as recirculation and mixing of hot and cool air, as well as poorly controlled humidity are becoming more costly. Read More

Designing Around Harmonic Currents

A new white paper from StarLine examines harmonics and their significance to power flow. It goes on to detail options to mitigate harmonics and their costs in order to balance the real harmonic load against the cost of the solution. Read More

The Importance of Real-Time Power Monitoring

This white paper from Raritan answers some of the most challenging questions associated with energy management while providing detailed explanations of how to correct some of the most common false assumptions regarding power consumption in the data center. Read More

The Growing Importance of ITaaS

With the advances of virtualization and cloud computing, IT is now changing focus, moving away from cost optimization and focusing on improving business processes and transforming their operating models and infrastructure into environments previously seen in cloud computing providers. Read More

Cooling Servers In Winter Months

Keeping temperature-sensitive IT equipment cool in heated buildings during the winter months has become critical. This white paper from MovinCool examines the benefits of using ceiling-mount air conditioners to keep server rooms and closets cool inside heated buildings. Read More

Space vs. Power: Understanding Colocation Options

Data center users are increasingly likely to run out of power before they run out of space. This white paper from SunGard examines the relationship between wattage and floor space in data centers, and how users can make intelligent choices on their capacity requirements. Read More

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