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The Unexpected Impact of Raising Data Centre Temperatures

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Data centre operators are struggling with the decision of raising temperatures. Is it safe to do this? What is the right temperature? Is it worth the increased risk? The impact of raising IT temperatures on energy consumption can vary significantly depending on the cooling architecture, the climate, IT fan speed, and percent IT load.

Download this white paper as it explores a cost (capex & energy) analysis of a data centre to demonstrate the importance of evaluating the data centre holistically, inclusive of the IT equipment energy. The impact of raising temperatures on server failures is also discussed.