Sunday, October 28, 2007

Power and Cooling

Power and Cooling forms a very important factor in a Data Center Management. Power requirements and cooling requirements both can come down to a very low percentage if Multicore system is used or Blade servers are deployed. A critical measure of efficiency is the cooling reqired for a particular level of heating which in turn depends on power. The temperature of the data ceneter should be kept at a range bound degrees as any deviation from the levels can cause serious malfunctions in Data Center and cause downtime and outages which are detrimental to the business success.

Heating is an important factor in Data Center design as with increase in reality costs savings due to form factor efficiency is capped by the heat dissipated by powerful smaller servers as only 20-35% of Data Centers space can be used to place rack computers.

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