Three Great Cooling Considerations For 2015
Bill Kleyman posted on March 03, 2015 13:54
Cloud, mobility, and wearable technologies all translate to more data and more users accessing the modern
data center. As a result, the data center continues to grow in complexity and importance. New technologies are directly impacting data center performance, capabilities, and delivery strategies.
The latest Cisco Global Cloud Index report shows just how quickly data center and cloud utilization is growing as illustrated by the following statistics.
- Global data center IP traffic will nearly triple (2.8-fold) over the next 5 years.
- Overall data center workloads will nearly double (1.9-fold) from 2013 to 2018; however, cloud workloads will nearly triple (2.9-fold) over the same period.
- Globally, the data created by IoE devices will be 277 times higher than the amount of data being transmitted to data centers from end-user devices and 47 times higher than total data center traffic by 2018.
Bottom line—global cloud IP traffic will account for more than three-fourths (76 percent) of total data center traffic by 2018.
All this growth translates to higher-density systems, more power requirements, and the need for better cooling solutions. With that in mind, let’s look at five ways you can have a cooler 2015.
Remember, we’re not just creating better cooling; we’re creating smarter cooling. It’s important to know that your data center will continue to change and evolve. A great way to keep everything running optimally is through a powerful environmental control methodology. A lot of that falls into new DCIM functionality which allows you greater visibility into all aspects of your data center. From there, you’re able to make proactive decisions and plan for growth accordingly. Cooling considerations like dynamic cooling optimization allows data center managers to use a more effective, next generation analysis and planning tool to dynamically manage their cooling infrastructure and optimize performance and reliability. To create a cooler 2015, you’ll need to start with a smarter cooling solution.
For more information about our next-gen cooling solutions, contact the Nortek Air Solutions Data Center Products group at firstname.lastname@example.org.