Data Center Power and Cooling
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Many organizations are currently performing significant data center infrastructure upgrades and replacements to support the growing demands of higher performance and higher availability requirements in conjunction with data center consolidation activities. Unfortunately, data center managers are becoming painfully aware of a new set of hurdles associated with these projects — the emerging environmental deficiencies (data center power and cooling, in particular) of existing data centers. Driven primarily by the growth of new blade servers designed to minimize space use, but require at minimum twice the amount of power as traditional rack-mounted servers, and therefore more cooling, data center managers must quickly address the current and future data center power and cooling infrastructure, or face serious disruptions to service.
Organizations must analyze their data center facility design to ensure they can handle the concentrated power densities and deliver the data center cooling that modern equipment may require. Facility upgrades and/or new designs that match the new data center power and cooling demands should be considered. In addition, monitoring the planned changes and new server acquisitions must also occur so that the necessary changes to the data center physical infrastructure (space, power and cooling) can be accomplished prior to implementation.
Specifically, designs must ensure the total data center power delivered is adequate to supply the floor space at high energy densities. In addition, the data center cooling capacity necessary to remove the total heat output must be present. Detailed designs and equipment selections should reduce hot spots and provide adequate cooling to every part of the data center.
As an Elite Data Center Partner and Design Agent, Solid Networks has the knowledge and background to assist you in new data center design or retrofits.