Articles Tagged: economizer

Adiabatic and Evaporative Cooling Techniques Deliver Big Data Center Savings – Anywhere on the Planet

With the many advances that we’ve seen with respect to air and water economizers for data center cooling systems (usually called free-cooling chillers in Europe), it’s no exaggeration to say… Read more »

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How Hybrid Cars Point the Way to Increased Data Center Cooling Efficiency

At a base level, hybrid cars get excellent fuel mileage for a simple reason: they don’t use the gasoline engine all the time. But in reality, the reason runs deeper… Read more »

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Rethinking Chilled Water Temperatures Can Bring Big Savings in Data Center Cooling

There’s no sugar-coating it: data centers use a lot of energy. Probably few people think about it, but uploading selfies on Instagram, shopping on Amazon or reading this blog all… Read more »

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Data Center Capital Cost Calculator 2.0 – Updated to Ensure Accuracy and Relevancy

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about TradeOff Tools, and this one in particular.  In my original blog about the Data Center Capital Cost Calculator, I provided some background… Read more »

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From Managing Airflow to Dealing with Humidity – No Shortage of Topics to Discuss at Data Center World

I spent some time last week at the Data Center World conference in Orlando, hanging out in the Schneider Electric booth and attending a few sessions. Along the way I… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Helps Aviation Firm Meet Stringent Time and Efficiency Goals

                Using economizers to cool your data center can enable you to achieve tremendous energy efficiencies while using prefabricated data center modules enables… Read more »

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Webcast: 4 Critical Factors for Choosing Data Center Cooling with Large Capacity Systems

As the needs of data centers evolve, the ways they work have changed with new networking methodologies and increases in server density. The facilities to house these operations are also… Read more »

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Cogeco Customer Video Demonstrates Breadth, Depth of Schneider Offerings

We’ve had many blog posts on this site about modular data center architectures, economizer modes of cooling, and the various services that Schneider Electric provides to help companies build data… Read more »

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Verizon Wireless: On the Hunt for Latest and Greatest Technologies for its New Data Centers

Verizon Wireless, naturally, has a number of data centers and is in the process of building more. Like many others, the company is also concerned about energy efficiency so pays… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Shows Off EcoBreeze Cooling System at AHR Expo – with Reduced Price Tag

David Roden was a busy guy at the recent 2014 AHR Expo in New York, in part because I kept corralling him to shoot videos with me.  Well, OK, only… Read more »

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The Side Benefits of DCIM; How Energy Management Averted a Data Center Cooling Crisis

I thought that you might be interested in a real life data center situation that recently arose here in China. We’d been approached by a customer who wanted to lower… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Helps Aviation Firm Meet Stringent Time and Efficiency Goals

                Using economizers to cool your data center can enable you to achieve tremendous energy efficiencies while using prefabricated data center modules enables… Read more »

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Webcast: 4 Critical Factors for Choosing Data Center Cooling with Large Capacity Systems

As the needs of data centers evolve, the ways they work have changed with new networking methodologies and increases in server density. The facilities to house these operations are also… Read more »

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When NOT to use economizer mode for data center cooling

As explained in the last blog, ASHRAE guidelines define a baseline data center cooling system to establish the minimum performance requirement – typically a chilled water system with the chiller… Read more »

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How to save over 70% in annual data center cooling energy costs

In certain climates, cooling systems can save over 70% in annual energy costs by operating in economizer mode, corresponding to a reduction of over 15% in annualized power usage effectiveness… Read more »

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Metrics and Economizer Mode Data Center Cooling

So far in this series about economizer-based cooling strategies, I’ve looked at when not to use economizer mode for data center cooling and the cost benefit considerations of economizer mode…. Read more »

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Modularity, Standardization and the Commoditization of Data Centers

Schneider Electric has used DatacenterDynamics London as the platform to announce its’ introduction in the market for containerized data center infrastructure. In 2010, the company announced the EMEA version of… Read more »

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From Managing Airflow to Dealing with Humidity – No Shortage of Topics to Discuss at Data Center World

I spent some time last week at the Data Center World conference in Orlando, hanging out in the Schneider Electric booth and attending a few sessions. Along the way I… Read more »

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Cost Benefit Considerations for Data Center Economizer Mode Cooling

In an earlier blog post, we explained when not to use economizer mode for data center cooling and there are metrics available to assist IT and facility management in this… Read more »

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Data Center Capital Cost Calculator 2.0 – Updated to Ensure Accuracy and Relevancy

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about TradeOff Tools, and this one in particular.  In my original blog about the Data Center Capital Cost Calculator, I provided some background… Read more »

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The Side Benefits of DCIM; How Energy Management Averted a Data Center Cooling Crisis

I thought that you might be interested in a real life data center situation that recently arose here in China. We’d been approached by a customer who wanted to lower… Read more »

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How Hybrid Cars Point the Way to Increased Data Center Cooling Efficiency

At a base level, hybrid cars get excellent fuel mileage for a simple reason: they don’t use the gasoline engine all the time. But in reality, the reason runs deeper… Read more »

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When NOT to use economizer mode for data center cooling

As explained in the last blog, ASHRAE guidelines define a baseline data center cooling system to establish the minimum performance requirement – typically a chilled water system with the chiller… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Helps Aviation Firm Meet Stringent Time and Efficiency Goals

                Using economizers to cool your data center can enable you to achieve tremendous energy efficiencies while using prefabricated data center modules enables… Read more »

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Cost Benefit Considerations for Data Center Economizer Mode Cooling

In an earlier blog post, we explained when not to use economizer mode for data center cooling and there are metrics available to assist IT and facility management in this… Read more »

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From Managing Airflow to Dealing with Humidity – No Shortage of Topics to Discuss at Data Center World

I spent some time last week at the Data Center World conference in Orlando, hanging out in the Schneider Electric booth and attending a few sessions. Along the way I… Read more »

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Metrics and Economizer Mode Data Center Cooling

So far in this series about economizer-based cooling strategies, I’ve looked at when not to use economizer mode for data center cooling and the cost benefit considerations of economizer mode…. Read more »

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Data Center Capital Cost Calculator 2.0 – Updated to Ensure Accuracy and Relevancy

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about TradeOff Tools, and this one in particular.  In my original blog about the Data Center Capital Cost Calculator, I provided some background… Read more »

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Rethinking Chilled Water Temperatures Can Bring Big Savings in Data Center Cooling

There’s no sugar-coating it: data centers use a lot of energy. Probably few people think about it, but uploading selfies on Instagram, shopping on Amazon or reading this blog all… Read more »

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5 Keys for Cost Efficient Data Center Cooling Systems

Aside from IT consolidation, the biggest opportunity for energy savings comes from the cooling plant, which, in many data centers consumes the same as, or even more than, the IT… Read more »

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