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Maximise Efficiency with Targeted InRow Cooling
Solutions. Modular solution features variable speed fan technology
"By 2011, in-rack and in-row cooling will emerge as the
predominant cooling strategy for high-density equipment."
Virtualisation, server consolidation, thin clients, and high-density equipment are raising temperatures in data centres and turning up the heat on managers to find effective cooling solutions. The issues are significant:
Data centres with a traditional raised floor cannot get enough air to the high-density racks.
•Virtualised environments lead to increased load moving and switching, which leads to dynamic heat and hot spots.
•Utility costs continue to surge.
•Floor space is cramped, and budgets are tight.
•Technology is being deployed in spaces never intended to be IT environments.There is growing awareness of the need for innovative cooling solutions in today's data centres.
According to Gartner, by 2011, in-rack and in-row cooling will emerge as the predominant cooling strategy for high-density equipment. Five years ago most data centre and facilities managers did not know what their cooling requirements would be like today, and they cannot predict what those requirements will be five years from now. The way to be positioned for increasingly virtualised and high-density IT environments is to adopt a high-efficiency modular cooling solution with variable fan speed technology and management control at the rack and row level.
Exclusive variable fan speed technology
APC by Schneider Electric InRow cooling units have been designed to closely couple cooling with the heat load, preventing exhaust air from recirculating into sensitive IT equipment. When you reduce the distance between the cooling source and the heat load, air mixing is minimised (thus avoiding hot spots) and availability is improved.
InRow models are the only cooling units with Active Response Controls, which dynamically control the variable fan speeds to match the cooling capacity up or down to the variable heat load. InRow units right-size themselves and actively respond to any thermal change in the row. As heat loads dynamically move around the room in a virtualised environment, the cooling units automatically adjust-so you avoid the inefficiency of overcooling the entire room to handle a local issue.