WP 221- The Unexpected Impact of Raising Data Center Temperatures
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Raising IT inlet temperatures is a common recommendation given to data center operators as a strategy to improve data center efficiency. While it is true that raising the temperature does result in more economizer hours, it does not always have a positive impact on the data center overall. In this paper, we provide a cost (capex & energy) analysis of a data center to demonstrate the importance of evaluating the data center holistically, inclusive of the IT equipment energy. The impact of raising temperatures on server failures is also discussed. To learn more download your free version of "The Unexpected Impact of Raising Data Center Temperatures " by filling out this short form: