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Best Practices for Achieving Maximum Data Center Efficiencies

On 25-Sep-2013
Posted by: Corey Needles, Latisys Vice President of Data Center Operations

Corey Needles, Latisys Vice President of Data Center Operations looks at best practices for optimizing data center efficiencies. In this short video, Needles examines Latisys' next generation approach to precision cooling enabling maximum density levels -- up to 40 KW /rack and Power Usage Effectiveness ratings (PUEs) as low as 1.28 -- enabling enterprise customers to get the most out of their critical data center infrastructure investments.

Hello, my name is Corey Needles, and I am the Vice President of Data Center Operations at Latisys. Today I would like to share with you Latisys approach to precision cooling. In today's data center market, enterprise customers are looking for even higher levels of density, up to 40 kW in an individual rack. 

How's that possible? At Latisys, it starts with designing the data center for optimal efficiency. The implementation of aisle containment not only prevents the mixing of hot exhaust air with cold intake air, but it also drastically increases the temperature of the air that is returned to the air handlers. As the temperature of the return air rises the delta temperature across the coil of an air handler rises as well. By attaining delta temperatures of 30 degrees or more, we can ensure that the infrastructure operates at the highest levels of efficiency. 

In addition to cold aisle containment, the Denver 2 data center leverages a 36-inch supply plenum, sealed for maximum static pressure, to deliver the cold air where it is needed and 24 feet from slab to ceiling height offers peak heat dissipation. When that is paired with the best-of-breed technologies like Liebert air handlers and Motivair free-air water chillers, the data center can reach power usage effectiveness ratings as low as 1.28. 

Our end-goal is to allow our clients to get the absolute most out of their data center footprint, where other providers with low density data centers would force them into a larger footprint to accommodate density requirements. In Latisys' high density data centers, you can simply do more with less.

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