Data Centers

Improved Data Center Efficiency - Incorporating Air Stream Containment: The Cold Aisle Containment Advantage

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Executive Summary

To sustain growth, data centers are facing the challenge of supporting computer equipment with higher densities in kilowatts per rack and managing the environmental impact. Initiatives are being put in place to identify and implement cooling solutions that will produce efficiencies while reducing facilities' energy expense per server. One major industry approach of "Air stream containment" improves data center cooling efficiencies and enables greater server density per rack. Two major benefits to this approach are reduction in energy consumption and expenses, and a reduction in raised floor space.

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