Welcome to the Upsite BlogCapturing the Evolution of Data Center Cooling and Airflow Management
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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.
Various dynamics have been driving the adoption of containment as an air flow management (AFM) method. Some primary drivers include: The need to reduce operating costs by making the cooling infrastructure more efficient. The need to eliminate high IT equipment intake...read more
One of the biggest initiatives around the modern data center revolves around greater density, more control, and of course – efficiency. Here’s something to consider: The amount of cloud instances and data points within a very distributed data center model is only...read more
Prior to the migration of airflow management from an effectiveness booster (eliminate hot spots and support higher densities) to an energy efficiency booster, environmental monitoring in the data center was typically non-networked temperature and humidity checking to identify hot spots and respond with reduced set points. With the shift in focus to energy efficiency, environmental monitoring began a path to greater sophistication and integration of IT to the mechanical plant.read more
For those of you who may not know, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software models air velocity, temperature and pressure variations. So as you could guess, it was just a matter of time before CFD tools made their into the data center.read more
Data center airflow management first became a conversation point back in the mid 1990’s when Robert “Dr. Bob” Sullivan recognized the futility of the then common practice of organizing computer rooms with all racks facing front, and implemented the first “intentional”...read more
Airflow Management Awareness Month 2020
We’re hosting four free educational webinars throughout the month of June. Don’t miss them!
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.