Data Management

Is It Possible Your Data Center Has Twice the Amount of Air Conditioning It Needs?

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Executive Summary

IT loads are still often sized to nameplate or by using some experience based fudge factor applied to the nameplate value. One should always use vendor calculator tools if they exist. It is not impossible to cut the load estimate in half by using these types of estimating tools. Vendors like Dell put a lot of effort into testing and maintaining the database for these tools. Even if one is accurate in his/her IT load estimation, proper CRAH sizing still might lead to a conclusion involving twice as many cooling units as is necessary.

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