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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.
A set of Excel tools will not make us a certified PE or replace the need for a PE or architectural engineer to design our data center. Or, obviate the need for a mechanical facilities engineer to oversee ongoing operation; however, such tools can provide us with a...read more
Last summer I thought it might be interesting to explore the different elements that contribute to the cost of cooling our data centers and explore the feasibility of developing some easy-to-use Excel tools to help in comparing costs of different design options and...read more
The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric is the most popular method of calculating energy efficiency in the data center. Although hotly debated for its limitations, its use is still very prevalent throughout the industry. Developed by the Green Grid, PUE is simply...read more
What does frying an egg have to do with data center efficiency? Well, nothing really, but when we’re looking at the concept of exergy, i.e. the measure of not only energy itself, but the usefulness of that energy, the example of frying an egg helps explain this...read more
According to the most recent AFCOM State of the Data Center Industry report, organizations continue to invest in solutions which help improve overall redundancy levels. For power, N+1 is still primary, but N+2 redundancy designs are expected to grow by over 40% over...read more
Airflow Management Awareness Month 2019
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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.