In today’s technologically-driven sectors, the hardware and software you call upon as a business plays an instrumental role in its wider success. Data centres sit at the very centre of computing resources and telecommunications. Servers, storage systems, devices, databases, networks, software, and applications all need access to a data centre. If you have your own data centres in-house, maintenance and regular upgrades are necessary to preserve a high level of efficiency for your IT infrastructure.
Here at Macair, we specialise in the cooling of data centre and server rooms. Whether you have a small computer room on-site or multiple data centres, we have the advice and support you need to ensure stability, performance and low environmental impact. The question is, is your data centre as efficient as it should be, and how can you optimise your system for even better performance? Read on to find the answer.
Why efficiency matters
Data centres have evolved dramatically over the years. Although modern data centres have four times more processing power and occupy 60% less space than their predecessors, there are various steps businesses must take to guarantee efficiency and performance. Ensuring power efficiency is another must, particularly if your business has strict office budgets. Data Center Knowledge details why data centre efficiency is important for businesses of all sizes and niches:
To remain competitive in an increasingly competitive world, it is important to continually seek opportunities to boost operational efficiency, reduce expenses and improve the bottom line. Within every corner of business, improving efficiency is a never-ending journey. As a significant capital investment, data centres are often under the microscope when it comes to improving performance. Within the industry, there is little doubt that data centres need to run as efficiently as possible to avoid tying up valuable (and often, unnecessary) company resources.
Optimising your data centre
There are several strategies to explore to ensure efficiency improvements across your data centre. Our facilities maintenance programme services six key areas to ensure optimum performance is a primary outcome. Reviewing the operating temperature of your data centre is a great place to begin if you are looking to realise improvements from your existing infrastructure.
By reviewing your operating temperature, you can make changes to cool your computers and data centre more effectively. In addition to recruiting a facilities maintenance specialist like us to undertake periodic servicing and emergency repairs, you can adapt your system with hot and cold aisle approaches, in-row cooling and other containment methods. Altering your containment strategy will not only cut down the number of hot spots but minimise the amount of air needed to cool your data centre. Water cooling can also be used to increase efficiency and newer systems have been proven to have lower failure rates and reduced energy costs when compared with other cooling methods.
Looking to maximise the efficiency of your data centre? Let our team do the hard work for you. Contact us today on, 0203 302 6887 to discuss your requirements.