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Are newer, high-density servers too much for older rack cooling technology?

Feb 16, 2021

For problems encountered when renovating data center facilities, to choosing between reducing, reusing or recycling assets, OceanTech offers guidance on the process. We've gathered some helpful tips for frequently asked questions about old servers and data center overhauls.

Today, the power density for fully loaded server racks is 8 kW to 10 kW, with blade systems in the 12 kW to 16 kW range. Aging data centers and server rooms may have difficulty cooling these rack densities, in which case you should run some racks less than full and plan to incorporate new cooling infrastructures in the future.

Older rack cooling technology might not handle higher server density well. In a data center, the cooling system's capability must equal the heat from server density for proper performance; an older system may be inadequately matched to cool higher server densities.  Since vendors are building energy-efficient technology into new server platforms, compute capacity can grow while the cooling system stays the same. But with an increase in rack server density, cooling with traditional technologies such as computer room air conditioners is extremely difficult. Consider data center renovations in order to match rack cooling technology with server density.

Four reasons to work with an ITAD that you shouldn’t ignore

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When you have a medical issue, you likely go to the doctor.
If you’re having car trouble, you see a mechanic. If you have complicated taxes, you probably have them prepared by a CPA.
Why? Because they’re experts, and you can trust those experts. You want your health, vehicles, taxes and more handled by professionals. The same can be said by your ITAD program and why you should work with a professional ITAD company.

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Three Ways to Make Your Data Center More Energy Efficient

Every day is a good reminder that we should all come contribute to conserving energy, minimizing waste, and protecting our planet’s natural resources. With a keen awareness of your data center, you can reduce costs, decrease environmental impact, and improve efficiency.

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