Demand Based Cooling

data center cooling infrastructureDemand Based Cooling (DBC) is a total systems level approach to optimizing Data Center Airflow. Comprehensive data center computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and best practices are coupled with an advanced active airflow management system which monitors and manages CRAC units and adds networked adaptive airmovers to improve data center cooling efficency and redundancy. Since many data centers are overcooled but have airflow distribution issues, by actively controlling airflow and cooling, both efficiency (PUE) and cooling capacity are radically transformed. Data center cooling efficiency is improved by 20 to 40%, in the typical case, while cooling redundancy is simultaneously enhanced. 

Remote environmental monitoring, trending, and alarming over secure IP communications allow operators at any location to monitor the health of one or more data centers. The entire process of monitoring and reporting can be provided as an ongoing service if desired, alleviating organizations from having to dedicate resources to this function. The entire process of implementing DBC has been designed from the outset to be completely non-disruptive to the 24xForever operations of the data center. By dynamically provisioning data center cooling, energy savings of 20-40% are typical. Many customers choose to use this added efficiency to install more servers in the same space.


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    Solution Benefits

    bullet capacity  Matches airflow to meet rack-specific IT load and temperatures

    bullet 24 7  Fully automated, remote asset activation responsive to CRAC/CRAH failures or thermal spikes

    bullet uptime  Average IT Capacity Gains of 30%

    bullet leaf Facility-wide energy savings for improved PUE and energy rebate qualification

    bullet pc   Simple, user-friendly interface for easier collaboration and comprehension on any device

    Technical Features

    bullet network  Interpolates real-time airflow requirements based on data from a network of temperature and pressure sensors and facility cooling assets

    bullet airflow  Airflow control infrastructure dynamically supplies as much as 1200 CFM of airflow or whatever amount is required based on IT demand and thermal conditions

    bullet 24 7  Total airflow and cooling infrastructure management system

    bullet wifi  Networks CRAC/CRAH units with, environmental sensors, DCIM and HotSpotr rack airflow control hardware to automate cooling based on rack or facility-scale IT demand.

    bullet wrench  Non-disruptive, zero footprint  installation

    bullet pc  Integrates with any Building Management System (BMS) or Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) console


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