Data Centre Cooling – The Issues
Whether you are concerned with hot spots and intermittent equipment failures, reducing capital costs by eliminating the need for additional cooling units, or extending the life cycle of your current data centre, KoldLok® products and services can help. Properly cooled data centres not only work more efficiently but also save valuable company funds. The amount of power that the typical server rack requires is converted 100% to the amount of heat it generates. With a typical rack of computer equipment this is about 1.5Kw. But, with the current trend moving towards Blade technology, heat output has increased to nearly 15Kw per rack. If the data centre is not being cooled efficiently then the effect of these higher temperatures within the data centre environment is scary. Thermal stress, ghosts, reduced throughput, reduction in reliability due to improperly cooled equipment and increased chance of static discharge can all be brought on by higher temperatures. The density of servers and computer equipment in mission critical data centres has been increasing, and is expected to continue to rise. Even if you have plenty of cooling within the data centre, hot spots and other heat related problems can still arise.