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That is what you’ll gain with the Upsite Blog. We’ve been posting for several years now. One might think there is only so much to say about data center cooling and airflow management, but as a testament to our passion, and the ever changing landscape of data centers and computer rooms, we still have plenty left to talk about.
We hope you’ll find the content herein valuable and useful as you begin, or continue, your journey towards data center cooling optimization.
The Importance of Mutual Understanding Between IT and Facilities – Part 5: Specifying Cooling Unit Set Points
Best practice is to specify maximum allowable IT equipment inlet temperature and let mechanical plant find its own level.Managing temperature by thermostat set point frequently results in mechanical plant wasted energy and cycling or heating by cooling equipment.While...read more
Wildfires are some of California’s most destructive events, and they’re becoming more common. In 2020, the state experienced more than 9,000 fires, burning a record 4.2 million acres, more than the previous three years combined. As the climate crisis grows more...read more
I just got back from my first in-person event in over two years. It was wonderful to see real people, attend in-person sessions and had the opportunity to see amazing friends and brilliant industry colleagues. We were like kids who haven't seen each other all...read more
[VIDEO] Major Changes to ASHRAE’s 5th Edition of Thermal Guidelines – Part 1: Recommended Relative Humidity Range
ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 published the 5th Edition of their Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments in March 2021. While there are other minor clarifications, updates and corrections, the primary updates center around the air-cooled relative...read more
The Importance of Mutual Understanding Between IT and Facilities – Part 4: Specifying Solid State Storage or Tape Storage
Dramatic differences in required rates of temperature change could impact access to free cooling. Different RH requirements change access to free cooling and requirement for humidity management. Decisions about storage architectures are another IT management...read more
Airflow Management Awareness Month
Our 6th annual Airflow Management Awareness Month webinar series has concluded. Watch the webinars on-demand now!
Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Data Center Savings
Learn the importance of calculating your computer room’s CCF by downloading our free Cooling Capacity Factor white paper.