Chillers, air handlers, power distribution, backup power - all of the mechanical processes that keep servers running smoothly account for more than half of an IT energy bill. But this is changing. Energy-efficiency best practices and equipment designs are available to help enterprises reduce their data center energy usage.
Data center managers used to describe their facilities in terms of square footage. All of this has changed, however, and power consumption is now the reference of choice. Data centers consume more power now than ever before. This e-book chapter gives you the tools you need to work with local utility providers and some ways to benefit from utility
Specifying data center density has yet to conform to an established standard within the industry. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.
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