Every data center manager is concerned with data center cooling costs. Especially since in an average data center, 30 - 40% of the electricity is consumed by the cooling system!
TIME -- a non-renewable resource that is micromanaged for all construction projects. But all project managers know the one item that can't be "managed" is the weather! And to further frustrate type-A, detail-oriented, control freak project managers, the one item you can't buy more of is time.
Maybe you're one of the lucky IT managers or small business owners with a state-of-the-art server room. If so, you can stop reading now.
BIG NEWS in the data center cooling industry -- ASHRAE just released new guidelines for thermal loads in data centers. Wish I could share the data center cooling guidelines with you but ASHRAE just released them and, truth be told, I have not purchased the Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments, 3rd Ed. You can purchase the 150 page printed edition or secure PDF version for $54 -- or the bargain price of $46 if you are an ASHRAE member.