data centre, ‘Data centres: An introduction to concepts and design’

Centre points - Insights into the data centre market

Karen Fletcher considers the UK data centre market and highlights some key areas for consideration in terms of technology, design and building services in these challenging environments.

Transtherm Cooling Industries, Tim Bound, ambient, date centre, adiabatic cooler
Tim Bound

Change is in the air

Is there a shift in cooling preferences for data centres? Tim Bound looks at the ambient cooling option and its growingpopularity in the face of rising energy costs.

Thermozone, Trevor Dann, retrofit, chiller
Trevor Dann

System reboot

Trevor Dann considers the retrofit option for older cooling systems in ageing data centres that can keep them performing in a robust, reliable and energy efficient way.



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