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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 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
The Importance of Mutual Understanding Between IT and Facilities – Part 3: Specifying Equipment that Breathes from Front-to-Back
Not doing so violates hot and cold aisle segregation, resulting in the need for lower set points and higher air volume delivery, and therefore reduced total and redundant cooling capacity and higher operating costs.Servers are not the only equipment IT management is...read more
Let's start with the obvious: we're not entirely out of the COVID woods just yet. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and folks in the data center and cloud industry are exceedingly interested in what happens next.Setting our sights a few months, or even a...read more
Ransomware is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime. Having personal data or trade secrets encrypted and held to ransom is not an enviable position in which to find oneself.The data points to a huge increase in ransomware attacks in 2020 compared to 2019. A...read more
The Importance of Mutual Understanding Between IT and Facilities – Part 2: Specifying A1, A2, A3, or A4 Servers
Different server classes operate at different maximum temperatures, resulting in more free cooling hours, significantly reducing operating cost. Different maximum server temperatures result in different chiller operating conditions and may mean no chiller is required...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.