Data Centers

Alcatel-Lucent Modular Cooling Solution

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Executive Summary

Data center operators worldwide are looking for more efficient cooling options to replace Computer Room Air Conditioner (CRAC) systems, which cannot effectively address the needs of next-generation, high-density data centers. Traditional air cooling approaches prevent data center operators from optimizing data center real estate, add operational costs, and often increase energy consumption. The Alcatel-Lucent Modular Cooling Solution (MCS) can reduce energy consumption (with respect to transport of waste heat to the location's heat sink) and deliver a Coefficient Of Performance (COP) much greater than current approaches. Using a building's chilled water secondary loop the MCS can operate with as little as 10 percent of the electrical power used by a comparable CRAC.

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