Saturday, 11th July 2020


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What’s fuelling our data? ~ Improving energy efficiency in data centres ~

In 2018, Chinese data centres produced 99 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) — generating the equivalent environmental footprint of around 21 million cars. With global data traffic more than doubling every four years, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of data centres is coming under scrutiny. Here, Simone Bruckner, managing director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, investigates the efficiency of our data centres.

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How to Use Aisle Containment to Increase Data Center Efficiency

For years, organizations have been using hot-aisle/cold-aisle configurations to manage airflow in the data center, extend the life of equipment and lower cooling costs. In a hot-aisle/cold-aisle layout, the fronts of the server racks face each other and draw in cold air to cool the equipment. The backs of the servers also face each other, so that hot exhaust air is less likely to be drawn into the front of the equipment and cause overheating. The Department of Energy estimates that this configur...

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Powering for the Future

Electricity is like air and water - something that we have all come to take for granted. But there is now clear evidence that we cannot assume our energy sources can be forever guaranteed. By Mark Guest, Rittal’s Product Manager for IT Power Distribution.

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Uncovering the hidden costs of cooling

STULZ UK’s Johnathan Attwood warns that environmental regulation is increasing the cost of conventional cooling approaches, widely used by the data centre sector. So how can operators reduce their OPEX and improve their green credentials?

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Can Your Data Center Cooling System Do This?

Just how flexible is your data center cooling system? The incredibly agile and efficient Liebert DSE Free-Cooling system is designed around a single platform that can be configured in many ways for placement indoors or outdoors. With more than 5,000 installations globally and growing each day, it’s the most popular cooling system in the Vertiv stable of offerings.

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