Are You A Data Center Meteorologist?
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.