Is your data center operating at peak performance?
A computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit is a device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in a computer room or data center. As more equipment is squeezed into IT spaces, it is more important than ever to ensure that each component of the support infrastructure is operating at maximum efficiency and reliability. The failure of a CRAC unit can lead to downtime, which of course means a loss of service and that can translate into a loss of money and often times a loss of customers.
Data center construction is one of the main services offered by Electronic Environments Corporation. Recently Construction Executive Magazine interviewed Mike Kingsley, President and Jim Stark, Design/Build Manager of Electronic Environments for an article based on data center construction and data center power and energy savings.
A study of factors affecting data center airflow in a closed aisle.
Written by Rajesh Nair, Founder & CTO of AdaptivCool, an EEC partner
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?
Don't miss out on this great networking event designed to navigate telecom network operators through the many colocation and connectivity options in and around the NY Tri-State area. Telecom Exchange is designed to grow the neutral playing field and showcase all colo providers, data center providers and local and international network providers that are located in the NY area.
Electronic Environments will have a table at the show, stop by and say hello to Mike Farber and Ed Tarnawski - they will be able to help you with all of your telecom or data center physical infrastructure needs, including design/build, site repair & maintenance, cooling and energy efficiency solutions. EEC has been providing these services to telecom and data centers site for 25 years.
Submitted by Wally Phelps - Engineering Manager with AdaptivCool, an EEC partner
The size and shape of a data center can impact the ability of Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) systems to adequately cool the heat loads. Larger rooms will typically require a greater number of CRAC units due to limitations on air delivery of the units. So, although a single unit may have the BTU (British thermal unit) capacity to cool a given load, it may be unable to effectively deliver the cool air if the load is spread out in a large room resulting in inadequate data center cooling.
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Data centers and server rooms require large amounts of energy to operate and the push now is to reduce the use of energy in data centers - green initiatives. Additional encouragement is coming from utilities throughout the United States in the form of energy efficiency rebates and incentives.