Baseline: Cooling Data Center Costs

Editors note: Outsourcing data center facilities allows you to outsource the complexities and costs of cooling.

Roughly 40 percent of the energy consumed in data centers is a result of cooling systems, and that figure is rising. Reversing that trend is possible, and could mean big savings.

One of the hottest opportunities for greening the data center lies in cooling.

According to Booz & Co., roughly 40 percent of the energy consumed in data centers is a result of cooling systems, and that figure is rising. Here’s what Booz recommends to increase cooling efficiency:

• Optimize airflow in the data center to reduce the mean gradient temperature and reduce cooling requirements.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll