Posts by Rob Huttemann

You can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

With 44% of an average data center’s cost of ownership going toward airflow and power usage, you’d think the case for monitoring both the airflow and power in the data center would be obvious, right? Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. It’s staggering the number of facility managers that, when asked about their IT load, have no…

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Airflow Optimization doesn’t have to Break the Bank

The benefits to improving airflow management in your data center are numerous, with the most attention-getting reason being up to a 30% energy savings. But achieving this type of savings is much more involved than simply turning off a CRAC unit. The underlying issues must be addressed and resolved before mechanical load can be reduced…

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CFD Modeling takes the Guesswork out of the Future

While Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been an accepted best practices tool for many years, it still amazes me how many data center managers don’t see its value. Smaller or homegrown facilities often don’t see the need either because they’re so small that the money lost to overcooling isn’t significant enough to make a change;…

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Critical Power – It’s Time to Start Thinking Big Picture

When you think about Power in the Data Center, what comes to mind? For most site managers, efficiency and reliability are at the top of the list. For those whose jobs encompass company-wide IT issues, growth and integration may be the buzzwords. And if you’re responsible for the company’s budget and bottom line, costs associated…

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