4 Steps to Quickly Improve PUE Through Airflow Management6 min read

by | Mar 30, 2016 | Blog

It’s well known that cooling typically accounts for around half of a data center’s total power consumption. Given this, it’s imperative that cooling is optimized to achieve a low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). While this too may be common knowledge, the question still remains, how can this be done quickly, with all possible benefits realized, and with the fastest return on investment?

Based on a recent study of 45 data centers worldwide, we have identified a series of steps to optimize cooling and lower PUE through proper airflow management. Upsite’s Company Science Officer and Senior Engineer, Lars Strong recently presented on this topic at AFCOM’s Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas.

Take a look at the SlideShare presentation below to see what useful information you can glean to quickly improve your data center’s PUE through proper airflow management.

Covered in the presentation:

  • Identifying Opportunity for Improvement
  • Why Airflow Management is Important
  • Clarifying Bypass Airflow and Identifying Problem Areas
  • Knowing the 4 ΔT’s of Data Center Cooling
  • Addressing the 4 Steps of Airflow Optimization

Lars Strong

Lars Strong

Senior Engineer


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