Cooling technologies are still evolving to meet the cooling needs of data centers of all types and sizes, such as colocation data centers, cloud platforms, enterprise on-premise data centers, and edge data centers are adopting various cooling technologies – chilled water, pumping Refrigerants, containment aisles, row and rack-level air, liquid cooling, and more. Data center operators can use a variety of cooling methods depending on the number of servers and power density. No matter which cooling method is used, it will bring the right temperature and airflow to the rack to ensure uptime, maximize efficiency, and reduce operating costs.
The application of cooling technology must conform to the current development trend of data centers.
Some data centers are growing in size. Data center projects with a power capacity of 10 megawatts or more are not uncommon today. Cooling data center cooling technologies must achieve the goals of maximizing uptime, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and speeding time to market.
In addition, there are some data centers that are shrinking in size. The explosive growth in applications and number of edge data centers and their growing importance require efficient cooling solutions to ensure availability while also delivering the efficiency benefits of primary data centers. Since edge data center equipment is often an unattended or “lights out” facility, remote thermal monitoring and control is a key factor in ensuring uptime and maintenance.
The data center industry needs to clean up, and one way to improve efficiency is to make better use of existing data center facilities.
Climate change is the greatest global threat we face. And the amount of digital data that needs to be processed is constantly growing, requiring physical space in the data center to store all the data. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) estimates that US data centers account for 1.8% of US electricity consumption, and that number is set to rise. While there are a growing number of carbon-neutral data center options available, only a few are powered by renewable energy.
Typically, businesses facing the challenge of growing data volumes invest in new hardware, but the average server utilization in any given data center is very low. The average core monetary cost of this underutilization is estimated at $36 billion. The environmental cost is arguably much higher, with data centers reportedly emitting the same carbon footprint as the aviation industry.
A 2017 Greenpeace report urged industry to cooperate in adopting renewable energy to address risks. Some data centers are implementing certain processes or technologies, such as using natural forms of air cooling. Adoption of green data center technologies has grown in popularity, but its practicality remains limited for most businesses around the world.
Data center operators should consistently maintain server utilization between 90% and 100%, rather than running at 5% to 15% utilization, to effectively manage data growth, save millions of dollars, and reduce carbon impact . Solutions that focus on this efficiency are sustainable and improve performance.
Mainly due to innovation, sustainable operations are no longer based on higher costs. A data management platform can help optimize processing power: take advantage of underutilized computing power available in existing IT infrastructure, rather than encouraging the introduction of new hardware to meet business needs.
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