Archive for September 1, 2018
There’s no denying that data centers play a very important role in storing information. But as useful as they are, data centers come with many costs and they take a lot to maintain.
For example, the power density of a data center is 100 times more than that of a large commercial office building and is equivalent to nine shopping malls about the size of Wal-Mart. With all that power being used, keeping the temperature stable is paramount.
More than 65 percent of IT equipment failures are directly attributed to inadequate, poorly maintained or failed air conditioning in the server room. When the cooling system isn’t working, there could be dire consequences. The A/C costs of an average server room with about 30 KW of air conditioning operating at 70 percent capacity with an average cost of 12.7 c/kWh will be $23,000pa and 243 tons of green-house gas will be produced.
One way for data centers to avoid major IT problems is by using hot or cold aisle containment. There are ad