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HOT TOPIC in association with Publication of documents such as The Green Grid’s Data Centre Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines and inclusion of life cycle assessment in the Data Center Maturity Model show that key thinkers believe in this holistic approach, but there are very few mechanisms available to make it easily applicable. It is also time consuming to collect data

and build models that consider a whole array of life cycle stages and issues. Research therefore needs to inform the industry to facilitate a broadening of concern. Current research, using a life cycle perspective, shows that beyond the operational efficiency of cooling, the industry needs to consider: • Energy consumption of IT and cooling • The source of this energy • The materials used to manufacture IT equipment and their refresh rates and the embodied impact of mechanical and electrical services. There needs to be more attention paid to the 1 of PUE, not just the operating efficiency of cooling. IT equipment often operates with poor utilisation and high power consumption when idle. By considering these impacts we can begin to build and operate data centres that are more energy efficient and sustainable.




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As a completely modular system – designed with no single point of failure – Modulys RM GP delivers reliable power while ensuring optimum load protection, even during power upgrades or maintenance procedures. To learn more visit Socomec on stand E65 at Data Centre World.


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Data Centre Management March 2016  
Data Centre Management March 2016