Colocation – Benefits of Liquid Cooling in Data Centers

Data center cooling is one area that has been garnering a lot of attention lately. The ever increasing power demands of data centers results in more heat generation. With increase in power and hardware, air based cooling techniques are struggling to keep data centers cool. Enterprises are forced to look for alternatives.

Data Center CoolingToday, data centers across the planet are turning to liquid based cooling solutions to keep the mercury under control within the data center infrastructure.

The reasons why liquid cooling techniques are finding more buyers include:

– The heat absorption rates of liquids are far greater than that of air. For example, it takes just a few gallons of water to absorb as much heat as that would be absorbed by a far greater quantity of air.

– Liquids can transport heat more efficiently and can transport heat away from all parts of the data center, thereby maintaining a sustainable operating environment within the data center.

– Liquid cooling allows targeted cooling which is nearly impossible to achieve with air cooling. It is possible to cool a targeted area (high density cabinets, colling within servers) using liquid cooling more efficiently

– Although it involves additional hardware, but liquid cooling does generate a more efficient (and a balanced) cooling solution for today’s data center.

Overall, liquid cooling provides an array of benefits for both organizations and data centers.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.