“Air flow solutions are the starting point for energy efficiency”
The pressure to be more efficiency in terms of energy consumption, cooling and C02 reductions in one hand and the increase of density demand in the other have made the datacentre a challenge to manage. However, the first step to get there is the air flow solutions, as It makes a ripple effect whereby the cooling units could be reduced – may increase the density- the energy consumption would be reduce and finally, carbon emissions would be decrease.
Nowadays the operation of cooling systems typically consumes three times more that required, what It isn´t beneficial even in order to avoid hot spots. This is explained because the air flow is not well directed. This air lost is known as bypass airflow, defined as the conditioned air that does not reach computer equipment.