Let Your Data Center Grow Efficient, Not Old

Posted by Chris Parlee on Apr 14, 2015

By Kevin O’Brien, President - Mission Critical Construction Services Division, EEC

With growing costs of energy in their facilities, energy conservation seems to be on the top of the priority list for many data center operators.  According to Datacenter Journal and other industry sources, today’s data centers consume approximately 3% of global electricity and produce 200 million metric tons of CO2.  And with the imminent growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, social media and cloud computing, our reliance on these energy hogs shows no signs of subsiding.  While companies strategize new ways to reduce the astronomical cost required to power today’s data centers, they now also have to factor in a more long-term concern – their facilities’ impact on the environment.  One quick way to improve data center efficiency is through the optimization of environmental parameters, specifically Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) / Computer Room Air Handler (CRAH) units.

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Tags: Data Center Maintenance, Data Center, Energy Efficiency, Datacenter, CRAC, data center energy, data centres, Energy, VFD

Proactive Preventative Maintenance Results in Cost Savings

Posted by Chris Parlee on Aug 14, 2014

Originally posted on Data Center Post On August 14, 2014

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Tags: uninterruptible power supply, CRAC, Data Center Maintenance, data center preventive maintenance, costs

Maintaining Your Data Center Computer Room Air Conditioning Unit

Posted by Kim Otte on Sep 27, 2011

There are a few important questions that facility and data center managers need to ask themselves to make sure they are on the right track in terms of timely and proper computer room air conditioning (CRAC) equipment maintenance; these include: What maintenance needs to be done on the equipment? When? How often?

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Tags: Data Center Maintenance, Data Center, CRAC, data center cooling, data center energy management, data center preventive maintenance

Cooling High Density Racks in Your Data Center

Posted by Kim Otte on Feb 1, 2010

Submitted by Wally Phelps - Engineering Manager with AdaptivCool, an EEC partner

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Tags: computer room air conditioning, CRAC, data center cooling