Top 10 Data Center Cooling Stories of 201917 min read

by | Jan 1, 2020 | Blog

With 2019 officially over, we wanted to take a look back at our top stories from the The Upsite Blog. It was a busy year with many things to talk about—everything from discussing the differences between ASHRAE’s recommended and allowable guidelines to exploring the next generation of the data center workforce. We shared a lot of content that we hope you not only enjoyed reading, but also found useful. Here are the top 10 articles that data center professionals like you shared the most in 2019:

1.Top 20 Data Center Trends and Predictions to Watch for in 2019

top-20-data-center-trends-and-predictions-to-watch-for-in-2019What changes are in store for the cloud and data center industry in 2019? We set to find out by talking to industry experts Lars Strong (LS), Ian Seaton (IS), Bill Kleyman (BK), and Bob Bolz (BB). Here’s what they had to say:

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2. What Is the Difference Between ASHRAE’s Recommended and Allowable Data Center Environmental Limits? – Part 1

what-is-the-difference-between-ashraes-recommended-and-allowable-data-center-environmental-limits-part-1Despite the ubiquity of references to ASHRAE TC9.9’s guidelines on data center temperatures, there remain questions about the difference between the recommended limits and the allowable limits. The easy answer is that the recommended envelope for server inlet temperatures is…

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3. Data Centers and GenZ: Prepping for a New Generation

data-centers-and-genz-prepping-for-a-new-generationI just wrapped up a really amazing AFCOM Leaders Lab focusing on some of the most advanced DCIM and data center management topics. We talked about augmented reality, virtual reality, predictive and prescriptive systems, and new data-driven solutions all designed to power…

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4. What You Need to Know About Rack Airflow Management

what-you-need-to-know-about-rack-airflow-managementSealing the open gaps in server racks is a well-known best practice when implementing airflow management improvements in a data center. After all, sealing these gaps (both within and along the sides of cabinets) often provides the greatest return on investment of any airflow management effort…

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5. [VIDEO] Defining Liquid Cooling in the Data Center

defining-liquid-cooling-in-the-data-centerWhat 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 what are not.

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6. Data Center Airflow Management at 100˚F

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 decide to take advantage of…

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7. Airflow Management in Colocation and Cloud: Who is Responsible?

airflow-management-in-colocation-and-cloud-who-is-responsibleHow quick were you to answer that question? Is it the tenant? Is it the colocation or cloud provider? Or, does it all need to be spelled out in an SLA? If you picked one of those responses, you’re not wrong. But you may need some clarification.

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8. [VIDEO] ASHRAE Data Center Guidelines: Understanding Server Classes

ashrae-data-center-guidelines-understanding-server-classesWhile raising temperatures in the data center has always been a controversial topic, it’s a strategy that has become more common in recent years. With that being said, it’s important to note that implementing airflow management best practices is a vital prerequisite to raising temperatures…

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9. Cooling Efficiency Algorithms: Heat Exchangers and Temperature Differentials

cooling-efficiency-algorithms-heat-exchangers-and-temperature-differentialsHeat exchangers refer to any kind of device used to transfer heat from one fluid to another fluid without direct contact between the fluids. Heated fluid flowing through one part of the heat exchanger transfers its heat to another cooler fluid or to the outside air.

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10. 4 Data Center Cooling Trends That Will Continue in 2020

4-data-center-cooling-trends-that-will-continue-in-2020Now that 2019 is nearing its end, it’s a prime time to look at some recent cooling-related data center trends that show no signs of slowing down. Keeping data centers sufficiently cool, and not too cool, is a constant concern for the people who manage them, so there’s a need…

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BONUS: Top Data Center Cooling News Stories of 2019

1. Upsite Technologies and EkkoSense Sign Agreement to Deliver Data Center Visualization, Monitoring and Thermal Optimization Solution to North American Market

DALLAS, Texas – October 21, 2019 – Upsite Technologies, the global leader in data center airflow management solutions, and EkkoSense, a global leader in the provisioning of software-driven thermal optimization for critical environments, have signed a hardware distribution and master reseller agreement at the DCD Dallas event, opening today.

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2. Upsite Technologies Launches New Full Rack Blanking Panel Solution

HotLok-Full-Rack-Blanking-Panel-KitALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – August 1, 2019 Upsite Technologies, the global leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization solutions, announced today a new addition to its award-winning line of HotLok® products: the Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit.

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