How Data Center Cooling Works Blog Feature
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By: Blair Felter on July 26th, 2017

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How Data Center Cooling Works

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According to Research & Market’s “Global Data Center Cooling Market – Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022”, the data center cooling market is growing – rapidly. In fact, the report projects it to be worth a staggering $12 billion in just five short years. This sky-rocketing demand is driving many in IT to explore why the market is growing so quickly as well as how they can improve cooling in their data center environments.

What’s Driving Data Center Cooling Demand

The main drivers of today’s data center cooling market are density and price. Data centers are consistently housing higher density deployments per cabinet and energy prices are continuing to rise. As a result, more investments are being put into cooling technologies to keep these higher density deployments efficient and energy costs down. While there are a number of mistakes companies and data center providers can make in their efforts to optimize their cooling systems and climate control, many of these potential “gotchas” can be prevented through the use of the right technologies, solutions and processes.

4 Keys to an Optimal Data Center Cooling System

For most businesses, the first step in optimizing their data center cooling system is understanding how data center cooling works – or, more importantly, how data center cooling should work for their specific business and technical requirements.

Here are four best practices for ensuring optimal data center cooling:

  1. Use Hot-Aisle & Cold Aisle Design
  2. Contain Cold Air in Empty Cabinets
  3. Inspect & Seal Leaks in Perimeters, Support Columns and Cable Openings
  4. Synchronize Humidity Control Points

Data Center Efficiency Through Innovation

The good news for businesses and IT teams is that, as the data center cooling market continues to grow, cooling manufacturers will be pushed to enhance their solutions. Not only will this make more innovative cooling technologies available for companies, but it will also equip data center providers to create more efficient, reliable environments for their customers.

See one of these environments in action. Watch this case study to learn how vXchnge is partnering with Vertiv Co. to create industry-leading data center environments through innovative cooling technology. 

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About Blair Felter

As the Growth Marketing Manager at vXchnge, Blair is responsible for managing every aspect of the growth marketing objective and inbound strategy to grow the brand. Her passion is to find the topics that generate the most conversations. If you have a topic idea, feel free to reach out to Blair through her social platforms.

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