These days running your data center at optimum efficiency is a top priority. This puts pressure on data center owners to bring their facilities up to par. There are a number of ways you can improve your data center efficiency.
Reduce Cooling Power Consumption
In most data centers, only 50 percent of the available power is actually used by the IT equipment, the rest is used for cooling the IT systems. Once you eliminate cooing inefficiencies by making greater use of outside air or implementing a variable cooling system, you will increase your overall efficiency.
Virtualize your Servers
Inadequate utilization of servers is one of the most common sources of inefficiency in many data centers. If you virtualize your servers, you can save between 20 and 30 percent with a more dynamic management system.
Monitor Temperature and Humidity
If your IT equipment is less than four years old, it doesn’t need to be kept quit as cold as its predecessors. In this case you can increase the temperature to 75 degrees and open the levels for humidification to 15 and 70.
Dump the Transfer Switch
Get rid of the traditional automatic transfer switch between the grid and the generator and replace it with an AC or DC distribution bus. During power outages, this method is just as effective and more efficient.
Upgrade your Cables
Switching to fiber cables may be a little more expensive in the beginning but will soon pay for itself. Fiber cabling goes further so you won’t need switches, grounding and HVAC.
Since 2002 the team at Data Center Resources has been using their data center experience and knowledge to provide the latest technical infrastructure solutions. Our team is committed to helping you keep your data center secure and up to date. Call us today to find out how we can help you optimize the efficiency of your data center.