Mike West, Aqua Group Data Centre Projects Manager, looks at how developing technology is impacting data centre design.
The world of data centre design is incredibly fast moving and very fluid, and we’ve come a long way from the days when 19°C air temperature and 6°C chilled water was a key design principle. Over recent years, equipment manufacturers have been united in their efforts to minimise energy consumption, unsurprising really when faced with a potential global energy crisis around CO2 emissions and the accepted premise that energy costs account for 33% of data centre total operating costs.
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