TFM February 2010 : Page 5
Hot spots. Quite the turn-on for our variable-speed fans. Now, cool at the row level with the first-ever variable-speed fan technology. Today’s data centers are really heating up. Racks are packed with more and more equipment, driving the highest-ever rack power densities. The result: unprecedented heat levels, row by row. Meanwhile, virtualization is everywhere, leading to more dynamic loads and shifting hot spots. Tackling this challenge with traditional raised floors and perimeter cooling alone presents a real struggle: How can you bring enough cooling exactly where it’s required? Too often, the result is inefficiency, worsened by soaring energy costs. What’s the efficient and effective solution? InRow cooling from APC by Schneider Electric. Variable-speed fans target heat and improve efficiency. Rack-mounted sensors monitor the temperature, giving you real-time information on where heat is hiding. As heat loads shift around the room, unique variable-speed fans automatically adjust to meet the demand. By closely matching cooling with the heat load, you use the cooling that’s required in the right place at the right time, reducing waste by preventing hot and cold air mixing and eliminating hot spots. You improve efficiency and avoid overcooling. Modular design delivers maximum flexibility. Scalable, modular InRow cooling units can be easily deployed as the foundation of your entire cooling architecture or in addition to current perimeter cooling for a high-density zone within an existing data center. With this kind of hybrid environment, there is no need to start over, and installation is quick and easy. So go ahead: Pack the racks without fear of hot spots or inefficiency. Intelligent, efficient InRow cooling handles high-density heat at the source. APC offers the most efficient, comprehensive line of cooling solutions for any IT environment. Room-level cooling: ™ Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution InRoom Chilled Water, InRoom Direct Expansion, NetworkAIR PA Row-level cooling: InRow RC, InRow RD, InRow RP, InRow SC Rack-level cooling: RackAIR Removal Unit SX, RackAIR Distribution Unit, Rack Side Air Distribution, Rack Fan Tray Download a FREE copy of APC White Paper #137: “Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution.” Visit www.apc.com/promo Key Code r328w • Call 888-289-APCC x7168 • Fax 401-788-2797 ©2010 Schneider Electric, All Rights Reserved. Schneider Electric, APC, InRow, NetworkAIR, and InfraStruxure are owned by Schneider Electric, or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • 132 Fairgrounds Road, West Kingston, RI 02892 USA • 998-1793 Full details are available online. Enter #045 at TodaysFacilityManager.com APC is proud to be a member of the green grid. 4 1 1. Hot spot emerges. 2. Row-based temperature probes send signal through intelligent controls. 3. Based on required cooling, variable-speed fans fire up or level down. 4. With row-based cooling, air mixing and overcooling are prevented. Heat is handled with the lowest energy consumption possible. 3 2 Achieve greater efficiency with InRow cooling.