Data Center Cooling with Demand Based Cooling
Today’s data centers are experiencing unprecedented growth in heat density which leads to new challenges in data center cooling. Since traditional methods for cooling data centers struggle to support today’s server technology, we recommend Demand Based Cooling (DBC). DBC solves the density problem by adding real-time management and delivery of cooling to the ever changing data center environment.
Any new or existing raised floor server room can take advantage of this technology, regardless if they are running glycol, air cooled or chilled water cooling systems. Overall cooling system reliability is enhanced by the ability to provision for CRAC failures and additional servers.
Benefits of Demand Based Cooling:
- Increase data center uptime and reliability
- Maximize IT capacity and density
- Improve PUE through proper airflow management
- Eliminate overcooling and reduce computer room cooling costs
Demand Based Cooling is a total systems level approach to optimizing air flow. Comprehensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and best practices are coupled with an advanced active airflow management system which monitors and manages computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units and adds networked adaptive air movers to radically improve data center cooling efficiency and redundancy.
Since many server rooms are overcooled but have airflow distribution issues, by actively controlling airflow and cooling, both efficiency (PUE) and data center cooling capacity are radically transformed. Cooling efficiency is improved by 20 to 40%, in the typical case, while cooling redundancy is simultaneously enhanced.
Check out the DBC Case Study - EEC assists The Hanover Insurance Group with Energy Savings and IT Cooling Capacity
Or take a look at the Intro to Demand Based Cooling Video here
Steps to a Cooler Facility
- On-site data center cooling audit discovers all variables within each unique facility, including room layout and rack location, server density, computer room air conditioner (CRAC) type and location, perforated tile quantity and location, and relevant external factors such as solar gain and humidity intrusion.
- CFD modeling provides an accurate baseline model of the data center, which predicts airflow and temperature changes above and below the floor during normal operation and under failure modes. The image below is a CFD Analysis illustrating Demand Based Cooling automatically compensating for thermal rise in a server room:
- Project review with IT and facilities departments based on engineering results. A number of options are considered and a solution is recommended
- Turnkey installation requires no down time or movement of IT or critical infrastructure.
To find out more about data center cooling and Demand Based Cooling, contact us at 800-342-5332, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Contact Us form