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As 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies transform how we live in the coming decade, data centre operators are preparing for fast growth to meet the need for increased data processing capacity. At the same time, the industry is under pressure to improve its energy efficiency in reaction to climate change, as well as needing to optimize its assets for the best possible return on investment (ROI). Switching to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries can help operators balance these priorities while improving backup power performance. By François Danet, Global Business Development Manager, Data Centres, Saft.Read More
By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.Read More
In 2018, Chinese data centres produced 99 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) — generating the equivalent environmental footprint of around 21 million cars. With global data traffic more than doubling every four years, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of data centres is coming under scrutiny. Here, Simone Bruckner, managing director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, investigates the efficiency of our data centres.Read More
For years, organizations have been using hot-aisle/cold-aisle configurations to manage airflow in the data center, extend the life of equipment and lower cooling costs. In a hot-aisle/cold-aisle layout, the fronts of the server racks face each other and draw in cold air to cool the equipment. The backs of the servers also face each other, so that hot exhaust air is less likely to be drawn into the front of the equipment and cause overheating. The Department of Energy estimates that this configuration reduces fan use by up to 25 percent. By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.Read More
Just how flexible is your data center cooling system? The incredibly agile and efficient Liebert DSE Free-Cooling system is designed around a single platform that can be configured in many ways for placement indoors or outdoors. With more than 5,000 installations globally and growing each day, it’s the most popular cooling system in the Vertiv stable of offerings.Read more