26 Dec '12, 5pm

Data centers: What does it take to heat things up?

Data centers: What does it take to heat things up?

But when well-known companies -- including Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Korea Telecom and others -- publicize their high temperature ambient (HTA) successes at 80°F and above, we all pay attention. And when research and on-the-ground examples support the efficacy of HTA data centers, suddenly we are all tempted to reduce our cooling costs by just pushing up the thermostat. Before arbitrarily cutting back on cooling and letting the ambient temperature rise, however, as a data center manager, you’ll want to review your equipment warranties, SLAs and compliance requirements. For those responsible for data centers supporting legacy systems that require lower operating temperatures, or for those whose organizations are subject to extremely stringent compliance requirements, you’ll want to continue to take a very conservative approach.

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/12/26/heating-data-centers

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