Whether it’s a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we’ll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free [...]
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 6:43 PM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
What should be used to cool a small data center that has 3 racks and generates a lot of heat in a small room? We have a budget to ventilate and cool the room. What should we do and how can we find out all our options?
Answer Question | February 17, 2011 9:42 PM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management
What are the benefits/cons to under the floor a/c in a data center?
Answer Question | November 24, 2010 4:37 PM
Data center air conditioning units, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
What is the recommended temperature for wiring closets? We have 10-12 edge switches in our wiring closets that run anywhere from 78-80.2f. Currently there is no cooling in the closet. What are your thoughts re those temperatures? Do you think we need addtional cooling?
Answer Question | November 11, 2010 6:12 PM
Cooling, Cooling solution, Data center cooling, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Wiring closets
What considerations or checklist would you provide to someone creating a data center for the enterprise? From cooling and racks to data retirement policies and security, what are some of the concerns that a developer can’t afford to overlook?
Answer Question | December 10, 2010 4:34 PM
Data center budget considerations, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
I am involved with an energy efficiency project where the server rooms in 15 buildings lost their servers when a network was installed. These rooms in these buildings now only have from one to three routers and switches in them. The buildings are used only four days a week and we wanted to implement building [...]
Answer Question | November 5, 2010 6:58 PM
Cisco, Cooling systems, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Data Center solution
Is there any analysis for the probability systems will fail as the temperature rises in a data center. Example, I have a CRAC unit fail, but the other is still running and cooling. I do not have enough tonage to keep the temperature at 74 degrees, so the room temperature will rise about a degree [...]
Answer Question | November 19, 2010 6:50 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center in 2010, Server virtualization, Server Virtualization Implementation
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?
Answer Question | October 13, 2010 3:35 PM
Data center air conditioning units, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center management, Data center operations
Hi, do we still consider 85% as the recommended upper limit in the data centre with regards to power & cooling. I know this was a main driver from Gartner, but with increased efficiencies in M&E hardware has this view changed at all towards a higher recommended set point? Thanks, Joe Campbell
Answer Question | October 5, 2010 2:04 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center power management
We just bought a RockAutonmaiton circuit breaker(http://samplecode.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/td/1489-td001_-en-p.pdf). The question is how to install the circle breaker? Thanks.
Answer Question | July 1, 2010 7:00 PM
Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Rack enclosures
What is an acceptable Air Temp.Delta T on a water cooled Evaporator? I have a range of 30 to 34 degrees, seems high to me, Should I be concerned about heat transfer?
Answer Question | June 29, 2010 3:56 PM
Data center cooling, Data center facilities
Dear Sir, Read article “Datacenter Air-Conditioning fans blow cost savings your way”, it was really helpful. The concern is about how much is the exact saving by placing the fans under the floor as the values differ from manufaturer to manufacturer. Also can you provide some help in the savings with the use of Electronic [...]
Answer Question | May 24, 2010 9:38 AM
Data center air conditioning units, Data center cooling, Data Center Cost, DataCenter, Datacenter management
Our budget is limited as well as our ability to reconfigure our current FM200 system. If we had to choose, would the bigger gain be from isolating the hot rows or the cold rows? We have cooling coming up from the floor and over head vents for the heat.
Answer Question | March 1, 2010 8:08 PM
Cold aisle, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center Layout, FM-200, FM-200 Fire Suppression Systems, Hot aisle, Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
I work in the financial sector and was curious if you’ve noticed an average ratio between production space/power/cooling and what is set aside for DR space/power/cooling. i know there are a million variables to consider but was just interested if there was a generic 2:1 or 1:1 or 1.5:1 ratio you have observed over time.
Answer Question | March 1, 2010 7:53 PM
Data center cooling, Data Center management, Data Center power management
We are installing a EATON/Powerware 9390 – 120kVA UPS in our building attic. It gets warm up there (110 degrees F) in the summer. We are looking at possible solutions to keep the UPS cool. Any suggestions?
Answer Question | May 1, 2010 7:42 PM
Data center cooling, Powerware, UPS
What is the recommended Temperature and Humidity range for data center?
Answer Question | December 13, 2010 7:29 PM
Data center cooling, Data Center Humidity
We are building a Datacenter in a new building, it will be located within the offices of various department. It will be on TIA 942 Standards, the only question which arises is that should the Data center have Full Glass wall on the Front Side? Keeping in mind that the Hot Isle is facing the [...]
Answer Question | March 1, 2010 7:22 PM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center Layout, Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle, TIA 942, TIA 942 Standard
When you decided to implement hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment in your data center, did you consult any best practices guides? What made you decide that a hot-aisle/cold-aisle solution was right for your setup?
Answer Question | February 10, 2011 6:48 PM
Cold aisle, Data Center Airflow, Data center cooling, Data Center Layout, Hot aisle, Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
i have a small market, i’m planning on extanding it! i’m working on opening a supermarket. so i have to well organize it. i have no idea how to employ a “datacenter” can you tell me how to employ it, how to cool it, how it’ll help me,what are the software or hardware thet i [...]
Answer Question | January 24, 2010 11:56 AM
Data center budget considerations, Data Center construction, Data center cooling, Data center planning
We are establishing a new Data Center, is there any standard for Data Center? If so where can I get any sample documentation for establishing a new Data Center.
Answer Question | January 15, 2010 5:17 AM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Network design