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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 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
What is liquid cooling? To put it simply, liquid cooling is when the removal of a heat source is done by a liquid. Pretty straightforward, right? It should be, but there’s actually quite a few misconceptions as to what solutions are considered ‘liquid cooling’ and...read more
Is the time right for the 100 degree Fahrenheit data center? It sure seems like it should be with the ASHRAE TC9.9 guidelines allowing server inlet temperatures up to 95˚F for Class A2 servers, 104˚F for Class A3 servers and 113˚F for Class A4 servers. When we finally...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.