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Top 10 Techniques to Improve Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Published: 27 April 2012

ID: G00233218

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio


Optimizing the efficiency of an older data center can be a challenge, but there are quite a few techniques that can be used to reduce energy consumption, increase floor-space utilization and improve cooling efficiencies without requiring a significant capital budget.

Table Of Contents


  • Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
  • Hot and Cold Containment
  • Airflow
  • Chimneys
  • Shut Down CRACs
  • Shrink Floor Space
  • Technology Refresh
  • External Augmentation
  • Bottom Line

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