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Data Center World 2021

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

Going Green on a Blue Planet (PUE Doesn't Tell the Whole Story)

Stuart Kay  (Sales Director, Airedale / Modine)

Location: S330AB

Date: Tuesday, August 17

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Pass Type: All Access, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

We live on a blue planet…yet only 1% of the world's water is useable. Growing populations, intensive urbanisation and industrialisation are putting strains on this 1% like never before. In 2015 the World Economic Forum in Davos listed "water crises" for the first time as the world's leading threat.

This doesn't affect us. This doesn't affect our industry. Or does it?

More than a third of Americans are at risk of losing affordable drinking water according to Michigan State University. In California, "Day Zero" was reached not long ago when, in Tulare County seven thousand people had no water.

Measures like Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) have helped steer the data center industry down a greener path and technological strides have been made in order to increase efficiencies, but PUE doesn't tell the whole story. The use of water in data centers is increasingly coming under the microscope. Time recently reported that Google's data center water use could feasibly be BILLIONS of litres per year.

This talk will outline how data centre cooling has evolved over the years and how the current trend of deploying adiabatic solutions is unsustainable given the need to conserve all our natural resources and not just those that contribute towards PUE.

Effective management of data center variables, like Delta T, approach, as well as air and water conditions, can help data center operators deliver on their energy efficiency goals without the use of adiabatic technology. Join this session to find out how.

Takeaway

The scale of the global water scarcity crisis and how data centers are contributing to it
How data center cooling systems have evolved over the last 20 years
The variables involved in a cooling system
How to optimise those variables to achieve maximum free cooling and great PUEs, without adiabatics

Intended Audience

The scale of the global water scarcity crisis and how data centers are contributing to it
How data center cooling systems have evolved over the last 20 years
The variables involved in a cooling system
How to optimise those variables to achieve maximum free cooling and great PUEs, without adiabatics