With today’s economic crisis, it’s becoming more important than ever for computer rooms and data centers to run more efficiently this year. But, as I’m sure you know, this isn’t a new issue. Raising energy efficiency in the last few years has been a major point of focus in both the public and private sectors, and this year is no exception. If you can successfully raise your energy efficiency, you will help to not only produce much greater energy savings and enhance your company’s data reliability, but you’ll also be cutting down on carbon emissions in the environment by minimizing the load on the electric grid.
To obtain these goals, equipment suppliers are inventing more energy-efficient equipment and technology every year, and computer rooms are decreasing their energy consumption in their buildings. The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have also focused on this issue by creating a national energy efficiency information program for data centers.
With the economic crisis in full effect right now, the financial impact of high energy use in server rooms is becoming an ever increasingly important issue for most companies. Because of today’s energy situation, you should read an article from Wall Street & Technology, titled “5 Tips to Cut Data Center Energy Use.” In the article, there are 11 server room ideas for practices recommended for cooling that can help dramatically improve computer room energy efficiency. Here are the top five from the article:
- Plug Holes in the Suspended Computer Room Floor
- Install Blanking Panels
- Coordinate CRAC Units
- Improve Underfloor Airflow
- Implement Hot Aisles and Cold Aisles