Sep 25, 2020

The top 10 data centre cooling systems

Critical Infrastructure
Harry Menear
4 min
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Data Centre Magazine ranks the top 10 cooling systems available to data centre operators...

As sustainability and efficiency become the primary differentiators between a modern data centre and an obsolete facility, effective cooling solutions are becoming even more important to the successful operation of a data centre project. 

During the early 2000s, data centre cooling was thought of as a sunk cost. Operators shelled out however much money was necessary to run huge air conditioning (AC) units to get their server rooms as cold as possible. Most of these facilities would operate at a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of as high as 3 (seriously, running six space heaters in your house is more efficient). 

Over the last decade, however, increased attention has been paid to cooling data centres efficiently. It makes sense, since maintaining a suitable environmental temperature in a data centre facility can account for as much as 40% of its total power demands. More than ever, choosing the right cooling system for your data centre is a top priority. 

This week, Data Centre Magazine has rounded up the top 10 data centre cooling systems on the market today. 

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