Is Your Data Center Green?

In addition to increasing concerns about operating expenses and infrastructural risks, companies around the world are facing a new requirements with the rising demand for greener data centers.

Here are some tips that could help your company build a greener data center.

Spacious rooms:

The room where the hardware is kept must be large enough so that there is more free space for hot air from the server exhaust to cool itself. Make sure your floor tiles are checked for high quality CFM rating. Ensure that unused racks do not block airflow.

Geographical Location:

If the temperature outside is low, then it helps to cut down on cooling equipment considerably. If you have the flexibility, Therefore, try to locate data centers in geographically cooler climates where average temperatures are in tune with the efficient operating temperature of the hardware.

Natural cooling:

Make sure there is enough ventilation to maintain a steady flow of natural air that absorbs a lot of heat from the machines. Harvested rain water can be used as coolant which further improves the green rating.

Greener Building:

Going in for greener norms while constructing the building to host these data centers is a great way of making your data center green. Using solar power panels, ambient light sources, wide ventilations, etc. all prove to be great savings on your energy bills as well.

Is there benefit in making your data center more green?

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