Data Center 101: Why Server Rack Cooling Efficiency Matters

September 23, 2014 Tripp Lite

Did you know that cooling makes up around 40% of total data center operating costs? In most cases, rack cooling best practices can increase the efficiency of the overall IT infrastructure without breaking the bank.

Data Center Cooling Benefits

Close-coupled air conditioning units increase efficiency because they can be placed close to the heat source inside, near or between racks. The AC units focus cooling where it's needed most, so you won't waste energy and money lowering the temperature of the entire room.

Read More: Close-Coupled Cooling White Paper


Passive Cooling Strategies

Passive cooling uses natural convection to move warm air away from equipment. Examples of passive airflow management include the use of blanking panels and ducting. Because it's passive, it's energy- and cost-efficient.

Read More: Passive Cooling Products from Tripp Lite



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