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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.

Let’s talk efficiency

Let’s talk efficiency

Inefficiencies in the data center can cause equipment failure leading to downtime. And this
could impact your entire business operations. Knowing what’s in your data center is the first
step toward improving energy efficiencies and reducing costs.

Make sure to ask a lots of questions

Make sure to ask a lots of questions

Given the complexities and manpower needs of decommissioning a data center, it’s important to hire a professional who specializes in it.

Do you need an ITAD program

Do you need an ITAD program

The question is not, “Do I need an ITAD program?” You do!

Not only do you need a program, but your program must ensure it includes 100% of devices that company owned, as well as those that are employee or contractor owned and have company data residing on them.

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