Are You A Data Center Meteorologist?

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2008-10-24 Email

To meet the ever-growing need for more computing resources, companies increasingly are adding high-performance servers, storage, and other equipment to their data centers to satisfy user and customer demand. As a result, data center electrical consumption to run and cool this equipment is skyrocketing. To address this issue, savvy data center managers are essentially becoming data center meteorologists -- studying heat patterns and air flow -- to reduce electrical costs and improve energy efficiency.

eWEEK's Editor-at-Large, Eric Lundquist, explains how you too can learn the skill to reduce such costs.

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Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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