Change in store for it cooling market

The cooling demands of large hyper data centres are set dramatically change the market for precision cooling over the next five to 10 years.

According to a new market study from BSRIA, the use of traditional computer room air-conditioning units is expected to drop dramatically as data centres opt for a combination of free cooling, liquid cooling and chilled-water cooling.

Hyper scale data centres such as those of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, AWS and Yahoo! are very open to deploying “new” technologies, for example: modular, outdoor AHUs/evaporative cooling. Data centres in general are evolving rapidly, says BSRIA, maintaining that the standard design that was common in the last two decades is giving way to more flexible configurations that more closely match the sophisticated needs of more discerning, better informed customers …

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