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The Unexpected Impact of Raising Data Center Temperatures

White Paper Published By: CDW
CDW
Published:  Apr 04, 2016
Type:  White Paper
Length:  16 pages

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.



Tagsdata center, data application, network performance, efficiency, cost analysis, data management, application integration, best practices