How to Decrease Data Centers Cooling Costs up to 40%
by Ian Seaton, Technology Marketing Manager, Chatsworth Products, Inc. Printed in Communication News Magazine, March 2008
Case studies have shown that by employing passive cooling technology to overcome thermal challenges, you can decrease data center cooling costs up to 40%. The basic principle of passive cooling technology involves using the equipment cabinet as an architectural feature in the data center that secures the isolation between chilled supply air and heated return air. When using a ducted exhaust cabinet, this isolation can effectively cool heat loads in excess of 20 kW per cabinet, while maximizing cooling unit efficiency and allowing the air temperature in the data center to be increased.