Data centers have made themselves indispensable. Without them, users wouldn't have access to the plethora of applications, like content streaming, online banking, cloud computing, smart phone applications, and eCommerce. The continuous flow of information seems essential.
Yet, it's difficult to dismiss the energy costs that are associated with the rapid evolution of data processing. With the urgency of climate change, what's the best next move for data centers?
Replacing Outdated Air Cooling Systems
As the days go on, data centers are becoming increasingly dense. The more server racks there are within a data center, the more airflow is impeded. To add to the equation, next-generation computer chips emit higher loads of heat, which demand intense cooling methods in return.
The main concern is that many data centers and server rooms rely on traditional air conditioning systems. Known as Computer Room Air Cooling Units (CRACs), these legacy AC systems simply can't keep up with newer, high-powered equipment.
The truth is that most of today's equipment has been designed with liquid cooling in mind, as liquid has a heat capacity up to 3,500 times higher than air. Liquid cooling is a strong alternative for protecting mission-critical equipment and reducing downtime, offering data center facilities a strong return on investment.
Turning to Alternative Liquid Cooling Methodologies
There are three primary types of liquid cooling, each providing unique benefits and features depending on the application:
Hybrid Direct and Indirect Water-Cooled
Hybrid cooling combines direct-contact liquid cooling with air cooling to deliver significant benefits in the near term, and flexibility to scale up in the future.
This is where nVent comes in. A trusted manufacturing partner of Accu-Tech and a global leading solutions provider, nVent offers a wide portfolio of liquid cooling solutions for high-density data center applications.
Adaptable, modular, and scalable, nVent liquid cooling solutions can be effective for customers looking to achieve required temperature parameters and to lower energy consumption up to 50% of their current cooling systems. Liquid cooling can also dramatically increase power usage effectiveness (PUE), therefore contributing to improved environmental sustainability.
With the help of nVent, customers can start to drive sustainability, resiliency, and energy efficiency in their networking, data center, and communications facilities as soon as they are ready.