About the Assessment
Upsite Technologies developed the Cooling Capacity Assessment to help data center mangers understand their cooling infrastructure utilization before making important decisions about infrastructure investments. The service helps managers to benchmark existing conditions, identify opportunity for improvement, and provide recommendations for fixing problems.
Based on an original research report conducted by Upsite Technologies of 45 data centers worldwide, the average data center uses 3.9 times more cooling capacity than IT load. This excessive use of cooling results from a poor airflow management strategy, as well as the misunderstanding and misdiagnoses of cooling problems. Few managers realize that many computer room cooling problems can be solved by simply implementing an AFM strategy, rather than adding more costly cooling units.