Upsite Technologies Announces the EnergyLok Cooling Capacity Assessment Service7 min read
Assessment service will give data center managers the information and knowledge needed to improve their cooling capacity
Orlando, FL – September 30, 2013 –Upsite Technologies, Inc., a leader in data center airflow management solutions, announced today their newest offering, the EnergyLok Cooling Capacity Assessment at this week’sData Center World in Orlando, Florida. The new service combines Upsite’s industry knowledge and Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) methodology to help data centers assess their cooling infrastructure and identify savings opportunities that could be realized through applying Airflow Management (AFM) best practices.
Only 13% of the data centers Upsite Technologies has reviewed maximized their cooling capacity, indicating low implementation for AFM best practices despite a perceived high level of awareness. The EnergyLok Cooling Capacity Assessment bridges this gap by identifying opportunities for cooling efficiency and cost savings through an assessment of a data center’s cooling infrastructure utilization.
A vendor-neutral service, the Cooling Capacity Assessment works in three steps. The first step is to calculate the computer room Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF), which indicates the level of over or under cooling. The on-site review then takes a comprehensive assessment of the data center’s current AFM, with a check-out meeting to explain the initial findings. Finally, a full customer report is provided to identify specific improvements for best utilizing the cooling infrastructure, followed by a teleconference to discuss the details of the report..
Upsite’s evaluation of a data center’s CCF and AFM implementation involves no installation and no risk when gathering information. It features the CCF rating and identifies the potential for improving cooling energy efficiency, giving an analysis of stranded capacity analysis recommendations on how to optimize performance. The assessment also provides an airflow management review to target specific areas of improvement and a thermographic analysis of the space. Data center operators and managers can gain efficiency in their facilities without expending all the time needed to gain the knowledge and acquire the information.
At the end of the assessment, customers will have opportunity to realize their potential for improvement by:
- Quantifying the amount of excess cooling
- Identifying opportunities for savings
- Determining how much IT gear can be added with existing cooling equipment
Once a customer takes action based on the assessment, they will have the opportunity to defer CapEx, improve data center PUE and reduce their data center’s carbon footprint.
“Upsite Technologies is excited to offer the EnergyLok Cooling Capacity Assessment to data center managers; enabling them to save money, maximize capacity, and improve IT reliability,” said Lars Strong, Senior Engineer of Upsite Technologies. “Our assessment applies our knowledge of the CCF and AFM best practices, and our check-out meeting and conference call ensure that a data center fully understands the gathered information to implement the best solution to fit their cooling needs and maximize their capacity.”
During this week’s Data Center World conference in Orlando, FL, representatives from Upsite will be available atbooth #400 to discuss the new assessment service, as well as Upsite’s suite AFM Solutions.
About Upsite Technologies®
Upsite Technologies®, Inc. is the industry leader in data center airflow management. Upsite provides a full suite of solutions designed to optimize data center cooling systems, allowing managers to maximize cooling capacity while reducing energy costs. Upsite distributes its award-winning line of products, including its KoldLok® raised-floor grommet, and services through prominent partners in the data center industry throughout the United States, EMEA and the Asia Pacific region.
Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, creator of the Uptime Institute, a think tank dedicated to understanding, improving, educating and expanding awareness of uptime and optimal inefficiencies in data centers. Additional information can be found at https://www.upsite.com/.
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