Data Center Flexibility with Good Airflow Management

Data Center Flexibility with Good Airflow Management

What does data center flexibility mean? When I think of flexibility, my mind goes down several paths. A child has a flexible structure that allows her to chew on her foot. A balloon is adaptable to change both size and shape. In football, an Offensive Coordinator can...
Effects of Data Center Bypass Airflow

Effects of Data Center Bypass Airflow

Remember when bypass airflow in a data center was a sign of prestige? That social marker started going the way of arsenic-induced pale complexions, corseted tiny waists and some of the more over-the-top displays of conspicuous consumption, around the time when the...
Effects of Data Center Hot Air Re-Circulation

Effects of Data Center Hot Air Re-Circulation

What is there to say about data center hot air re-circulation? It’s bad. It causes hot spots. It raises the cost of operating a data center. That about covers it, so this should be my shortest blog ever. While the bottom line effects are pretty straightforward, there...
Is Your Data Center PUE Just PU?

Is Your Data Center PUE Just PU?

For the benefit of anyone who may have joined the conversation somewhere in the middle, let me remind everyone that the purpose of the PUE (power usage effectiveness) metric was initially proposed to be an easy-to-use internal reference point for defining energy...

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