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Data center cooling is one area that has been garnering a lot of attention because of the ever-increasing processing power of these data centers that results in more heat generation. With increase in power and hardware, air-based cooling techniques are struggling to keep data centers cool and enterprises are forced to look for alternatives.
Today, data centers across the planet are turning to liquid-based cooling solutions to keep the mercury under control within the data center infrastructure, so that highly sensitive electronic components do not get damaged due to the excessive heat generated. 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 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, cooling within servers) using liquid cooling more efficiently.
The cost does involve additional hardware, but it does generate a more efficient (and a balanced) cooling solution for today’s data center.
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