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15 October 2020

Cooling Technology for Better Data Center Efficiency and Performance

Out of many technologically complex tasks in the data center environmental management, heat removal or temperature management is one of the least understood yet one of the most essential ones. A reliable data center cooling system is a major aspect that ensures effective budget deployment and efficient energy consumption. However, despite its high importance, data center cooling system management is tricky and demanding.

With the growing amount of data collected and stored on the servers, the temperature inside a data center increases as well. When the temperature and humidity rise to an excessive level, there are risks of overheat and malfunction that can also lead to numerous component replacements in the long run - something that your company wants to avoid at all costs. Avoiding this condition requires a well-designed and durable temperature management system, and this kind of system infrastructure requires a high budget and a lot of resources to build and a great deal of power to operate.

This is why, to be free of the hassle and able to focus their resources on other important matters, companies choose colocation services over on-premises data centers. A data center colocation provider has the capabilities not only to build a modern, but also energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling system.

Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Design

In the cooling system infrastructure, server racks are arranged into alternating rows of hot aisles which consists of the hot air exhaust on the back of the racks and cold aisles which consists of cold air intakes on the front of the racks. Hot aisles expel hot air into the air conditioning intakes where it is chilled and then vented into cold aisles to be recirculated. The goal of this configuration is to conserve energy and lower cooling costs by managing airflow.

Containment Procedures
To support the hot aisle/cold aisle configuration, further containment procedures are implemented through walls and doors installation. These walls and doors direct airflow, keeping the hot air in the hot aisles and cold air in the cold aisles. Efficient containment procedures allow a data center to perform well in running higher rack densities while reducing energy consumption.

Leaks Inspection and Prevention
Air and water leaks in a data center can occur because of raised floor, cable openings, and holes in the panels, support columns, and perimeter. Any leak can lead to a lot of problems, from dust, humidity, and inefficiency to data loss and downtime. Therefore, pre-planning and preliminary detection using various methods are required for anticipation and prevention.

Humidity Control Points Synchronization
Humidity control is a measure of raising or reducing moisture using air conditioning and climate control units because the air in a data center cannot be too moist or too dry. As these two tasks are contradictory, a system has to be established to synchronize the work of the units and prevent inefficiency and high energy consumption.

As a reliable data center colocation provider, NeuCentrIX provides proper rack hygiene through well-designed rack arrangement and server room, efficient cooling and containment systems, and continuous operation monitoring. By thoroughly implementing those facilities, NeuCentrIX ensures the best performance of the heat removal while still controlling the energy consumption and cost, granting your company the ease and benefits of using data center colocation services.

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