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The New Data Center Energy Efficiency Guidelines: the Five Ws and an H

datacenters4In just over one year, it will be time to vote in the upcoming elections. Between the widely televised debates, heated exchanges and the mud-slinging, it feels more like the election is tomorrow! With so much time left, it would not be surprising if they ran out of topics to discuss. One thing that will likely not be discussed but that the new officials will need to consider once they take office is new energy efficiency guidelines for data centers. So, let’s use the “Five Ws and an H” method to break down the topic and make sure the voters are informed!

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Tags: Data Centers

Data Centers & Environmental Threats

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Mission critical facilities are at the core of all successful businesses, supporting the flow and storage of essential data and information. Environmental threats, including power failure, flood and HVAC malfunction‒which may lead to fluctuating humidity and temperature‒can all wreak havoc on a data center, compromising your business.

 

So how do you prevent this from happening to you?

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Tags: Data Centers, Tips & Tricks

Containing the Energy!

datacenters4As a data center owner, operator or engineer, one of your main responsibilities is to reduce the energy usage in your data center without sacrificing reliability and performance. This can be a daunting task especially in a legacy data center, so the available options need to be well thought-out and should take into account existing conditions and operational requirements. One of the most effective and relatively simple solutions is to implement a basic air management strategy to prevent the supply and return air from mixing, which can result in energy savings in your data center.

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Job Well Done—Ahead of Schedule

datacenters4McKenney’s installed a 900-ton air-cooled chilled water plant and associated distribution system for a new 1.5MW data center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Is your Data Center a Fixer Upper? Ideas for Retrofitting Your Legacy Data Center

datacenters4It never fails…you get home from work, get the kids in bed, sit down on the couch for some much needed mind-numbing and flip through channels until you land on one of the multitude of home renovation shows that catches your eye. Two hours later, you are still glued to the TV and probably wondering how these families were lucky enough to get picked to have a team of professionals turn their outdated home into a modern masterpiece. Have you ever wished a team of professionals would come renovate your data center? Here are some common ideas for data center mechanical renovations that may bring you back to reality and save you energy, money, and hassle!

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Tags: Data Centers