Raising IT inlet temperatures is a common recommendation given to data center operators as a strategy to improve data center efficiency. While it is true that raising the temperature does result in more economizer hours, it does not always have a positive impact on the data center overall. In this paper, we provide a cost (capex & energy) analysis of a data center to demonstrate the importance of evaluating the data center holistically, inclusive of the IT equipment energy.
This whitepaper covers:
- How much energy can be saved by increasing temperature
- Impact on the reliability of your IT gear
- Operating temperature scenarios
- Recommendations for your next steps