Data center cooling solutions

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Data center air conditioning units
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Data center operations
I need to find a new solution for cooling in my data center. AC is getting very expensive. Are there cheaper alternatives? Is chilled water safe? How can I reduce the overall electricity usage in a Windows IDC?

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Wow, there is a lot in your question. It’s so broad as to be unanswerable as there isn’t One Best Solution — it depends on the specifics of your data center.

So let me home in on one specific part: “Is chilled water safe?”

There is a lot of FUD around this issue (much of it driven by Marketing), but experience shows that properly designed and installed, chilled water is completely safe.

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