Airedale shares data centre know-how in Dubai

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Published: 27 November 2019


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Airedale's Asim Ansari addresses delegates at the event
Airedale International took its data centre cooling knowledge to Dubai as demand for cloud services in the Middle East continues to grow.

Experts from Airedale International in the UK teamed up with their colleagues based in the region and local business partner, Al Mazroui Advance Technology, to organise the Data Centre Cooling Summit at the Festival City events complex, which attracted more than 100 delegates from across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon and Qatar.
Darren Farrar, marketing manager of Airedale International, said: “We have a growing number of customers across the Middle East and are aware that the unique challenges in the region mean cooling systems are really put to the test. Techniques used in Northern Europe are not suitable here in many cases, so a more tailored approach is required.    
 
“There are currently more on-site or enterprise data centres in the Gulf than there are CoLocation facilities. There’s also a tendency to keep temperatures in data centres lower than is really necessary. We presented ideas around higher operating temperatures which can keep data centre servers in their operational envelope but save significant amounts of money in energy bills. As cooling contributes up to 50% of data centre energy bills, bringing air supply temperatures up by just a few degrees can have a huge impact on operational expenses.”
 
Adam Yarrington, product development director of Airedale International, delivered a seminar on the evolution of data centre cooling and Asim Ansari, export sales manager, unveiled a preview of the company’s next innovation in data centre precision temperature control, the Easicool Evo2, which will not be officially launched until 2020.

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