Technology

  • How to Calculate Server Room Air Conditioner Sizes With the UK experiencing one of the hottest summers since 1976 many server room air conditioners and datacentre cooling systems are facing extreme workloads. The issue is not the ambient temperature itself but the length of time that the higher than average temperatures have been around. For future upgrades and new system installations it may ...
  • Planning IoT Enabled Server Rooms At Server Room Environments we see a growing importance for on-site server rooms, even with more business turning to Cloud based services. What’s driving the demand for on-site IT facilities is the need to prepare for the Internet of Things, Edge Computing and the level of critical infrastructure that organisations will need soon. It’s important to ...
  • Removing, Relocating or Recycling Server Room Systems When considering a major server room or data centre refresh, it is important to consider the effect on existing infrastructure systems including: server rack cabinets, uninterruptible power supplies and air conditioning units. These are complex systems whose removal requires consideration of many factors including downtime, risk assessment and methods, logistics, decommissioning and environmental impacts. Planned and ...
  • What Is Your UPS Hardware Refresh Policy? Technology refreshes provided opportunities to improve several operational performance and service areas within a datacentre and server room. Budgets allowing, progressive organisations have a hardware replacement policy for the major assets they operate. However, this tends to focus on ‘operational’ equipment rather than the hardware that is sometimes considered part of the support infrastructure. Examples ...
  • How to Select A Single Phase UPS System In a server room or data centre environment, single phase UPS systems can play a critical role keeping file servers and IT networks running during a power outage. Even when the mains power supply is present a single-phase UPS can provide protection from mains borne power problems. Single Phase UPS System Checklist To make sure you install ...
  • How to Cool Your Server Room and Reduce Your Energy Costs Whether your organisation runs a small server closest or large server room or onsite datacentre, ambient and temperature control is critically important to prevent system downtime. The electronics and microprocessors within a server or computer generate heat energy which must be managed in a confined space such as a server rack cabinet, server room and datacentre. ...
  • How To Plan An Energy Efficient Server Room Through out the UK server rooms and datacentres face unprecedented pressures related to energy usage. The first issue is one of securing a reliable power supply and the second is one of how to use power most efficiently within the computing environment. The UK national grid has traditionally had a high capacity of reserve supply. In ...
  • The Replacement of Server Room Air Conditioners Refrigerants From 2015, it became illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. R22 was commonly used in cooling systems pre-dating 2004 and its ban has had a major effect on air-conditioning costs. R22 Refrigerant History R22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and greenhouse gas with a ...
  • The Future of Internet of Things Connected HVAC Systems The statement that our world is becoming more inter-connected is an understatement when you consider ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT). In the world of HVAC and cooling systems it is easy to see that air conditioning systems are becoming more intelligent with a greater range of remote communications options which should lead to improvements in ...
  • Improving Server Room and Datacentre Energy Efficiency Demand for on-site server rooms continues to grow at a similar pace to that for ‘Cloud’ based datacentre services. This may seem strange but not all organisations want to move their data processing operations to remote colocation datacentres (Colos). These organisations want to have their own ‘local’ operations and/or retain some aspect of control of ...