Hampshire-based temperature control specialist Aqua Group has been named as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres built across Norway and Finland.
Aqua will join the engineering teams designing the full heat transfer process of each facility.
Mitsubishi Electric is again exhibiting at the Data Centre World exhibition on 21-22 March at ExCel London.
Graham Temple, Marketing Manager for the company’s range of IT cooling solutions, said: “This exhibition attracts over 20,000 visitors and gives us an ideal opportunity to promote the extensive range of products and solutions we can offer to a wide variety of IT cooling applications.”
Klima-Therm has joined the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) as part of planned expansion in the data centre cooling market.
The DCA is an international association representing data centre operators, designers and infrastructure providers, which supports the industry through lobbying government, leading research and harmonising standards across the sector.
Airedale International Air Conditioning has launched upgraded editions of its Ultima compact chiller and condensing ranges (30-150kW), optimised for use with R410A refrigerant.
The units are compact with single or dual circuit variants, offering regular quiet and extra quiet sound variants. The latest generation edition can achieve an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of up to 3.6 and an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of up to 4.7 (Ultima compact chiller range).
Data centres are at the heart of a business and must be kept running at all costs
Richard Metcalfe of ICS Cool Energy
With virtually every aspect of the commercial world reliant on information being transported and stored electronically, server rooms and data centres have fast become the beating heart of global communications. Here Richard Metcalfe, Sales Director at temperature control specialists ICS Cool Energy, discusses the varying ways heating and cooling engineers can get to grips with data centre cooling, and help keep their customers’ systems running in both a cost and energy-efficient way.
There’s no escaping the fact that data centres form a critical part of business infrastructure for a wide variety of market sectors. Ensuring they remain operational no matter what is a major challenge, and one that is quite different to those usually faced by temperature control contractors.
Many facilities and IT managers often fall into the trap of striving for continual performance and paying over and above what they need to for energy, so it is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure they have the most appropriate cooling system in place which won’t cost the earth.
The data centre design market became more accessible recently with the launch of an online tool to help users design their own edge or micro data centre.
The free service from the Midlands-based Workspace Technology team gives customers the chance to set their own parameters, number of racks and cooling choices. When complete, users see a 3D model of their data design design. The tool also creates a 'virtual guided tour video' of their data centre, which users can download and watch.