Datacentres losing their cool

The Met Office has warned that the extra warm summer the UK has been experiencing is set to continue. At the same time datacentres are consuming more power, due to the popularity of high density blade server racks, which in turn, require more powerful air conditioning units that also put an additional load on the National Grid.

The Met Office has warned that the extra warm summer the UK has been experiencing is set to continue. At the same time datacentres are consuming more power, due to the popularity of high density blade server racks, which in turn, require more powerful air conditioning units that also put an additional load on the National Grid.

EDF’s power outage in London’s Soho on 27 and 28 July affected many businesses, among them a major data centre in New Oxford Street. Power and heat are now the two biggest issues affecting data centre design.

The price of datacentre reliability

Datacentres: The rising cost of datacentre cooling creates clash between IT and facilities management

Heat problem is undermining datacentre advances, says analyst

Who is winning the power game?

Users need to be prepared for power cuts


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