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Portable Air Conditioner - Low Cost Cooling Option for Server Rooms

Posted by Tina Behnke

One of the greatest assets of any organization is the computer and electronic equipment used to run its operations. The computer servers that comprise the backbone of an organization’s network can also be a tremendous source of heat. This heat needs to be managed to prevent the servers from burning themselves out on thermal overload. Although a variety of cooling options are available, spot cooling with a portable air conditioner is often the most economic, efficient and practical option available.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Portable Spot Cooler

Cloud Computing = Great Emergency Cooling Plan

Posted by Tina Behnke

In a recent post I wrote about how cloud computing can cut data center cooling costs.  There's another benefit.... it's a super Emergency Cooling Plan!  Just think, if you don't have your servers and data on premesis, then you don't have much to lose that can't be easily replaced.  Desks, chairs, and cabinets are nothin', it's the DATA that's so valuable!

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Server Room Cooling, Backup Cooling

3 Ways Cloud Computing Cuts Data Center Cooling Costs

Posted by Tina Behnke

There's a lot of chatter these days about "moving to the cloud" for businesses of all sizes.  One benefit is the huge savings in data center cooling and power costs.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Data Center Cooling

Monitor Data Center Cooling to Determine How Much Cooling is Needed

Posted by Tina Behnke

Trying to figure out how much data center cooling you need?  Got a hot spot in your server room?  Here's a radical idea.... monitor the room FIRST to figure out what you need BEFORE you take the plunge and jump in!

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Data Center Cooling

When to Go Green with Data Center Cooling -- 3 Case Studies

Posted by Tina Behnke

IT departments are looking to reduce energy consumption and support a green initiative.  That key finding came through loud and clear on CDW Government's 2010 Energy Efficient IT Report.  The study polled 756 organizations, including 152 colleges, all developing plans to consolidate their data center and to save on energy consumption which would mean less data center cooling.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Data Center, Data Center Cooling

3 Tips to Spruce Up Portable Air Conditioners.

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Tent Air Conditioning

Server Room Cooling Design -- Go Green to Save Green Part II

Posted by Tina Behnke

In Part I of Server Room Cooling Design -- Go Green to Save Green, Newstorm addresses two strategies for greening the server room.  Glad he didn't wait too long to post the 3rd and 4th strategies for energy saving initiatives in the server room.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Spot Cooler, Server Room Design

Server Room Cooling Design -- Go Green to Save Green Part I

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Server Room Design

Plan for Backup Server Room Cooling

Posted by Tina Behnke

I can hear my parents saying, "If you fail to plan then plan to fail"... or something like that.  You know, one of those parental chants that get ingrained in your brain at an early age.  So much so that I seem to use it on my own kids now!

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, AC Rentals, Backup Cooling

Air Conditioners for Server Needed Year Round

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Spot Cooler Rental