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Title: Data Center Cooling: Top Five Things to Know About Data Center Cooling


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Data Center Cooling Top Five Things to Know
About Data Center Cooling
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Data Center Cooling
  • Several trends are taking place with data center
    cooling technologies and operations. As a major
    component of the physical data center, cooling
    has the potential to improve performance levels,
    or cause serious availability issues.
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  • Basically, data center cooling involves systems
    that remove heat from a data center. These
    systems include computer room air conditioners
    and subsystems such as chillers, cooling towers,
    condensers, air distribution devices and other
    system components.

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Data Center Cooling
  • Like many data center systems, cooling
    components must be integrated seamlessly to
    provide maximum effectiveness for the overall
    data center infrastructure.
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  • With changes in computing technology coming fast
    and furious, data center cooling systems are
    challenged to keep pace. The five key
    requirements cooling systems must address include
    the following

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Data Center Cooling
  • Scalability. As with all IT components, the
    ability to scale to changing requirements is
    crucial. With cooling, its difficult to predict
    future needs because technologies and business
    strategies change often.
  •  
  • Many companies make the mistake of
    over-compensating with their data center cooling
    systems. By doing so, they waste money and
    sacrifice current efficiencies while trying to
    accommodate some unknown future requirement.
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  • Although it is difficult to incorporate
    additional cooling to existing space,
    professional data center design consultants can
    help businesses find the right balance and still
    allow for future growth.

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Data Center Cooling
  • Standardization. Data center cooling
    installations often involve many engineers and
    vendors that greatly complicate deployments.
    However, if cooling components can be
    standardized, a significant amount of the
    complexity is eliminated. Simplifying design and
    installation saves companies time and money.
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  • In addition, designing customized systems can
    create dependencies on expensive engineering
    staff well into the future. Standardization
    helps avoid these dependencies so data center
    operators can focus instead on new technologies
    to improve overall performance.

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Data Center Cooling
  • Simplified Systems. Along with complexity comes
    a greater likelihood of performance issues like
    downtime. Staffing errors contribute to these
    performance issues when data center cooling
    systems are unnecessarily complex. In addition,
    repairs can increase costs and time requirements.
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  • Intelligence. The ability for a data center
    cooling system to determine functional levels can
    have a direct impact on performance. For
    example, rack temperatures can vary greatly from
    top to bottom. These variances place stress on
    individual components and can cause failure.
    However, a cooling system that can adjust
    automatically to different cooling needs will
    ensure greater levels of system uptime.

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Data Center Cooling
  • Cooling Management Systems. Providing valuable
    information to data center managers can help
    diagnose and repair cooling system problems
    before they cause downtime. A comprehensive
    management system can alert staff of individual
    component failures so they can be addressed
    immediately.
  •  
  • Providing insight through monitoring and
    reporting of cooling unit performance can help
    alleviate costly and time-consuming issues. In
    addition, cooling management systems can also
    help with decision-making for new equipment
    configurations and data center expansions.

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Data Center Cooling
  • Data center design practices of the past are not
    sufficient in todays complex IT world. Critical
    physical infrastructure systems, like power and
    cooling, must be analyzed carefully and
    thoroughly. Configuration of the data center
    cooling system greatly affects systems
    availability.
  • Therefore, design practices must keep current
    with new network and system architectures.
    Bringing an experienced design consultant
    on-board can help ensure companies deploy a data
    center cooling system that not only meets todays
    requirements, but can easily adapt to future
    infrastructures.

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About the Author
  • Arnie W. Evdokimo is Chief Executive Officer of
    DP Air Corporation, a leading provider of data
    center design, build and maintenance services
    based in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • For more information about data center cooling,
    visit http//www.dpair.com/data-center-cooling/
    today.
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