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Interxion free cooling data center retrofit

Posted in free-cooling, interxion, region-europe on May 18th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Interxion plans datacenter capacity upgrades that integrate energy efficiency into the design.  …

…   “The data centre has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard.”   …

via High Frequency Trading: Interxion Upgrades Data Centres.

Air economizers optimize power and cooling

Posted in air-economizers, free-cooling, intel, low-power, power-savings on November 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

for Intel data centers. …

Intel used a proof of concept pilot test of 100% air exchange over a 10-month period with full range in temperature, humidity and air quality. The pilot delivered data center power savings of 67 percent.

Data Center Cooling with Kyoto Wheel Configuration

Posted in cooling-system, free-cooling, kyoto-wheel, pc on July 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Kyoto wheel, a form of enthalpy wheel, can be deployed to maximize the dissipation of heat from the data center at low energy levels.  …

…   “Kyoto wheel is an improved form of the original heat wheel, tailored to the requirements of data centers.

It almost completely separates the outside air from the inside air… “   …

Via Search Data Center: Kyoto Wheel Data Center Cooling.

Microsoft Dublin Data Center Eliminates Need for Chiller

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, chiller-less, city-dublin, cloud-computing, cooling-system, country-ireland, free-cooling, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, region-europe on September 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft commissions its European mega data centre in Dublin, Ireland focused on cloud computing services, such as Online and Live. and Cloud services. The company deployed a green data center design, such as chiller-less cooling, and has been recognized by local officials for its energy efficiency best practices. …

… “Making use of the low ambient air temperatures in Ireland, the facility uses free air cooling almost exclusively. This means the operating environment can be maintained without mechanical or refrigerated cooling systems for over 95% of the time. Mechanical cooling typically represents ~38% of the power consumed in traditional data centres. This cooling system eliminates the necessity for chilled water cooling systems, used in traditional data centres. This saves ~18 million litres of water each month. ” …

Via Microsoft: European Cloud Computing Data Center Capacity

Microsoft Ireland Green Data Center

Microsoft Data Center Video (WMV).

Solar Collectors for Data Centre Cooling Efficiency

Posted in air-conditioning, cooling-system, data-centre, free-cooling, future, rittal, solar-panels on April 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data center cooling
Rittal shares its views on the future opportunities for green data centers and envisions possibilities for data centre cooling via solar energy technology. …

… “For this purpose, adsorption refrigerating machines in connection with solar heat collectors convert the energy from the sun into cold water which is used for air-conditioning the data centres. Especially regions with intensive solar radiation allow the use of solar energy all year long. The use of regenerative energies for air-conditioning data centres saves primary energy and CO2. Further savings are possible by a combination with free cooling. ” …

Via Rittal: Green energy for IT

Green Data Center Vision

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, evoswitch, forecast, free-cooling, green-data-center, investment, leadership, power-consumption, vision on December 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EvoSwitch leader discusses the green data center and the forecast for investment in energy efficient computing in the near term. …

… “Old data centers will face increasing difficulties owing to their energy consumption and dated specifications. In spite of the presently emerging recession, I expect plenty of opportunities for new data centers, provided they are built according to state-of-the-art concepts. ” …

Via Tophosts: Laurens Rosenthal

EvoSwitch Datacenters: “One of the reasons for the increased efficiency was the use of more advanced cooling technologies than were implemented in the first EvoSwitch building phase. In both cases Free Cooling was used. “

Quebec Green Data Center LEEDs

Posted in air-conditioning, climate-change, cold-climate, country-canada, facility-design, free-cooling, green-data-center, heat-load, internet-data-center, investment, leed-certification, power-consumption, server-efficiency, standards, telus on October 11th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS will invest $33 million to build an Uptime Institute Tier III certified Internet data centre in Laval, Quebec, near Montreal. The facility will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. …

Canada green data center planned to meet LEED

… “TELUS’ newest Internet data centre will be a 44,500 square foot facility with the potential for additional expansion as client demands grow. It will be connected to six mega-volt-amps of power, equivalent to the needs of more than 5,000 homes. To counter the heat generated by the computer servers, its high density power design and efficient heat exchange system will turn Quebec’s cold climate into free cooling during two thirds of the year. Large, highly efficient air conditioning units will be used when free cooling is unavailable. TELUS’ greenest data centre is a LEED designed facility, which will be independently reviewed by the Canada Green Building Council‘s rigorous rating system. ” …

Via TELUS: Quebec greenest Internet data centre