Sep 08
2015

Everyone is looking to save money in their data centers and one of the quickest and easiest ways to do so is by focusing on wasted energy and cooling inefficiencies. Prior planning prevents poor performance, but what if you start a new job and you need to hunt down the various issues? Where do you start? Below is a quick bullet list of the various places and things you should check to start working your way towards energy star level efficiency.

1) Utilize a hot aisle / cold aisle configuration

2) Don’t place perforated tiles in your cold aisles. These should only be in your hot aisles

3) Use Upsite’s floor grommets (48% more savings than all other brands)


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4) Check your data center for over cooling. (It should not be less than 72 degrees)

5) Hunt down those hot spots on your server racks

6) Consider portable cooling units instead

7) Contain your aisles with doors and rack top baffles

8) Utilize proper cable management to increase airflow

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9) Consider server virtualization

10) Decommission unused servers

11) Adjust your variable fan drives

12) Replace inefficient PDUs and Servers with energy star rated equivalents
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13) Consolidate servers that are barely in use

14) Use high efficiency UPSs

15) Use blanking panels and HotLoks

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Need help finding energy star rated equipment or help configuring your data center to be more energy efficient? Rackmount Solutions can help you find the right server racks, the right power, and the right accessories to get on track. Contact us today at 1-800-352-6631 or by completing the form below.

John Rateau
By John Rateau
Account Manager, Rackmount Solutions