Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings

Calculate your data center savings.

The average computer room’s cooling capacity is almost 3x the IT heat load. Calculating your site’s actual cooling capacity can help you “right-size” your cooling infrastructure.  This white paper explains how to calculate, benchmark, interpret and benefit from a simple and practical metric called the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF).

Knowing your CCF and fixing AFM problems:

  • Improves PUE & reduces energy costs
  • Increases IT load without adding more cooling units
  • Improves IT reliability
  • Delays capital expenditures

CFD Analysis Reveals Significant Savings Potential.

Often overlooked, the small space between the bottom of an IT rack or cabinet and the raised floor or slab can have a significant impact on IT inlet temperatures. Such areas are standard, as casters and leveling feet under IT cabinets create gaps from half an inch up to two or more inches between the floor and the bottom of the cabinet. However, this space allows the hot air from the IT equipment exhaust at the rear of the rack to flow under the rack and back into the IT equipment air inlets at the front of the rack.

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Cooling Capacity Factor Metric (CCF)

Upsite developed the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) as a metric to benchmark rated cooling capacity vs. utilization.

Get the “Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings” white paper and calculate your data center’s cost savings potential today.

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