Data Center Cooling is critical for servers and other equipment to run effectively. While the deployment and maintenance of air conditioning systems certainly plays a role, data centers must also take care to implement the most efficient server configurations to provide maximum cooling per square foot.
The rack inlet supply temperature, which is often independent of computer room air conditioning (CRAC) return temperatures, is often the most important factor in data center cooling. For many companies, meeting adaptability requirements is an ongoing challenge as they tackle cooling issues with high-density rack systems, as well as the uncertainty of the quantity, timing and location of high-density racks. To meet complex data center cooling challenges, a mix of pre-engineered, standardized and modular solutions may be required.