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Data Centers join the President’s Business Act on Climate Pledge

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“The federal government is doing its part to combat climate change, hundreds of private companies, local governments, and foundations have stepped up to increase energy efficiency, boost low-carbon investing, and make solar energy more accessible to low-income Americans.”

The growing list of businesses, including Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, GM, Google, Microsoft, Pepsico, UPS, and Walmart, have all jumped on board by making pledges. “Since 2011, Apple has reduced carbon emissions from its global corporate facilities, data centers and retail stores by 48%” and Google is “committed to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy. We have purchased 1.1 gigawatts of renewable energy to power our data centers, and we commit to tripling our purchases of renewable energy by 2025.” Read more pledges at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/27/fact-sheet-white-house-launches-american-business-act-climate-pledge

What does this mean to us? Data center construction projects will be associated and greatly integrated with more renewable energy projects! Clean Sustainable Energy, Reduced Water Usage, Lower/Eliminated Emissions, Transportation Technololgy/Alternative Fuel, Waste Reduction, Products and Platforms will all be optimized for #datacenter 


 


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42U Premiers Free Interactive PUE Calculator

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Press Release – Tool Helps Professionals Understand PUE and Begin Efficiency Discussions

Broomfield, CO— August 18, 2009 — The traditional divide between IT and Facilities departments means that many data center professionals do not see their energy bills. To help these professionals quantify energy use and costs, 42U (www.42U.com), a leader in data center efficiency solutions and services, has added a new PUE Calculator, also known as Power Usage Effectiveness calculator, to its collection of interactive, web-based tools. The online calculator details the effect of PUE—a leading efficiency metric—on energy use, energy cost, and carbon footprint and helps professionals start a business case for efficiency improvements.

“We believe in PUE, and we believe in spreading the PUE message to all of our data center clientele,” said Tricia Ang, Director of Marketing. “Some facilities may not know where to begin the PUE discussion. This calculator gives a straightforward explanation of the metric and provides a glimpse into the potential savings data centers can expect.”

After users insert their current IT load and total facility load, the tool calculates PUE on a scale of 4.0 to 1.1. Based on the PUE score, the calculator predicts annual energy consumption and annual carbon footprint. The built-in energy value (averages for each state) also computes annual energy expense.

After the initial computation, data center professionals can insert more efficient values into the calculator, the result of efforts like airflow management or virtualization. The kilowatt hours, energy costs, and CO2 values drop as the PUE score gets closer to 1. The potential cost savings and positive PR are compelling reasons for companies to implement a comprehensive, ongoing efficiency program in their data centers.

For more detailed calculations, 42U’s efficiency savings calculator makes use of the same formulas to project energy, cost, and CO2 savings over 1, 5, and 10 years.

42U provides clients with a phased approach to data center efficiency, starting with low-cost/ no cost best practices that lead to an immediate reduction in energy expense. These savings, reinvested in efficient technologies, allow data centers to continually evolve into highly efficient, highly available facilities.


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42U Unveils New, Interactive Data Center Efficiency Calculator

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Press Release – Tool Helps Professionals Quantify Cost, Energy Savings and ROI

Broomfield, CO—July 14, 2009 — While “greening” the data center is good for the environment and good for the bottom line, few resources provide the business case to begin an efficiency program. In response, 42U, a leader in data center efficiency solutions and services, has premiered a free, interactive Data Center Energy Savings Calculator to help data center managers quantify the energy, cost, and CO2 savings possible through efficiency efforts.

The tool uses the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric as the basis for its calculation. After users insert their current PUE, goal PUE, electricity cost, and IT load, the calculator projects savings over a one, five, and ten year period—figures which help data center professionals determine the return on investment of their efficiency improvements.

“In today’s economy, data center professionals need accurate data to justify projects to upper management,” said Steve Lewis, 42U’s Director of Sales. “Our calculator provides the starting point for those conversations and shows that efficiency improvements have a substantial payback.”

Savings can be realized across all data center sizes and locations. In improving PUE from 2.0 to 1.5, a small 200kW facility in Ohio stands to save over $35,000 a year in energy costs and 264 tons of CO2 emissions. These achievements deliver an excellent bottom line message to management teams and also spread a message of environmental responsibility to the marketplace.

Energy Savings Calculator“We’re extremely pleased to impact our clients on both levels. Our program is designed to help IT and Facilities champion these efforts in their facility,” said Lewis.

42U provides clients with a phased approach to data center efficiency, starting with low-cost/ no cost best practices that lead to an immediate reduction in energy expense. These savings, reinvested in efficient technologies, allow data centers to continually evolve into highly efficient, highly available facilities.

Utilize the free 42U Data Center Savings Calculator


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42U & Xcel Energy Announce Partnership in Data Center Efficiency

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Press Release – Colorado and Minnesota Customers Can Realize Significant Cost Savings

Broomfield, CO—May 29, 2009 — 42U Data Center Solutions, a leader in data center design and efficiency solutions and services, today announced it has been selected as an approved study provider in Xcel Energy’s (NYSE: XEL) Data Center Efficiency Program. 42U will serve as a technical resource and advisor to Xcel Energy customers, as they seek to curb energy consumption, cut costs, and limit the environmental impact of their data center operations.

“Whether managers are interested in demonstrating green business practices or simply want to save money on energy bills, efficiency is the best place to start,” said Xcel Energy program manager Ann Garbow. “Our studies can help identify energy saving opportunities in data center equipment, design and operational choices.”

Targeted at clients in Colorado and Minnesota, the Data Center Efficiency Program offers rebates for preapproved efficiency studies/projects and discounts for each kilowatt saved through efficiency improvements. As a participating provider, 42U will perform efficiency assessments that analyze energy use, recommend client-specific efficiency improvements, and quantify potential energy savings.

Throughout each engagement, 42U will work in concert with Xcel Energy clients to provide sound efficiency consulting, professional project management, and a winning business case to implement efficiency recommendations.

“Xcel Energy has put together a comprehensive efficiency initiative, and we’re thrilled to be a part of their Data Center Efficiency program,” said Alan Mamane, Founder and CEO of 42U. “The CapEx and OpEx costs of inefficiency can encumber any organization. We look forward to helping data centers improve efficiencies and bolster their bottom line.”

42U delivers a range of assessments designed to offer value to the full range of data center sizes. They are of two fundamental types: point-in-time and real-time. Managers of smaller, less volatile data centers benefit from the economical pricing and quick turn-around of the 42U Best Practice Assessment. Managers of larger data centers benefit from the real-time monitoring and instantaneous feedback on changes made on the data center floor from the 42U Data Center Condition and Capacity Assessment.


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About 42U Data Center Solutions

Since 1995, 42U has been a leader in providing data center efficiency solutions. 42U’s team of efficiency specialists provide best practice expertise in monitoring, airflow analysis, power, measurement, cooling, and best-of-breed technologies to help data center managers improve energy efficiency, reduce power consumption, and subsequently lower energy costs. Their website, www.42U.com, has helped millions of IT professionals globally who search for best practices and technologies to make their computer environment more efficient. More information on 42U’s efficiency consulting services.

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About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company that provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies in eight Western and Midwestern states. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available.


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42U Offers Monthly Pro-Bono Energy Audit worth $10,000

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Press Release – Complimentary Efficiency Insight to Charitable Organizations, courtesy of 42U Data Center Specialists.

Broomfield, CO—April 21, 2009 — 42U, a leader in data center consulting, data center design, data center efficiency solutions and services, is doing its part to reduce carbon footprints and energy costs for non-profit agencies nationwide. For non-profits looking to reduce energy usage in their data centers and computer rooms, 42U will award one pro-bono energy audit each month, valued at $10,000.

“We’re proud to offer this pro-bono service to organizations who are so passionate and committed to making a difference.” said Alan Mamane, CEO and Founder of 42U. “Helping charitable organizations improve their efficiency aids society on many levels. As charities improve their efficiency, they reduce their carbon footprint along with their CapEx and OpEx costs. Less costs translates into their ability to do more for the common good. Together, we can promote a message of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.”

The energy audit, based on 42U’s Best Practice Assessment, identifies ways to curb power consumption, cut costs, and become more energy efficient. 42U experts conduct a thorough inspection of the computer room, taking critical measurements and documenting opportunities to reduce energy consumption as well as remediate potential points of failure that impact availability and equipment reliability.

42U will award one pro-bono energy audit each month, valued at $10,000, for non-profit agencies.

“While every data center manager is interested in cost control, it is an even more important factor for non-profit organizations,” said Jacque “J” Swartz, Director of Services at 42U. “Our assessments identify no-cost and low-cost changes that have an immediate impact on energy costs.”

42U delivers a range of assessments designed to offer value to the full range of data center sizes. They are of two fundamental types: point-in-time and real-time. Managers of smaller, less volatile data centers benefit from the economical pricing and quick turn-around of the 42U Best Practice Assessment. Managers of larger data centers benefit from the real-time monitoring and instantaneous feedback on changes made on the data center floor that the 42U Real-Time Efficiency Benchmark assessment delivers.

Those who represent the Information Technology function as non-profit organizations are encouraged to contact 42U’s Professional Services group.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Energy Efficiency Best Practices

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Broomfield, CO – November 6, 2008: Join 42U on December 3rd, 2008, as they host a complimentary web seminar, Energy Efficiency Best Practices.

Electricity expense has become an increasingly important factor of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. Energy consumption of typical data centers can be substantially reduced through design of the physical infrastructure and IT architecture.

Electrical power usage is not currently a typical design criterion for data centers. Historically, it has also been difficult to effectively manage as an expense. This is an interesting fact when you consider that the electrical power costs over the life of a data center can exceed the costs of the electrical power system as well as the IT equipment itself.

Join 42U on Wednesday, December 3rd for a discussion on how to quantify the electricity savings of various efficiency programs as well as insights on how to potentially self-fund energy efficiency programs through measurable ROI.

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Data Center Web Seminar: ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development

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Broomfield, CO – June 12, 2008: Join 42U on June 23rd, as we host a complimentary web seminar, ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development.

Energy use in data centers is increasing rapidly.  In 2006, energy consumption to operate IT equipment and data center facilities represented 61 billion kWh or approximately $6 billion in annual expenditures.  This accounts for 1.5% of total U.S. electricity consumption and is projected to increase to 100 billion kWh by 2011.

To assist data center operators in capturing the financial and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency in their facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure.

This is where YOU come in!

Brian Carroll, Project Manager at ICF International, and Jacque “J” Swartz, Director of Marketing at 42U, in support of the EPA speaks about the Data Center Infrastructure Rating development effort and how you can participate.

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EPA is working collaboratively with industry to collect data on energy use and operating characteristics from a large number of existing data centers, including both stand-alone facilities as well as data centers located in office and other types of buildings. EPA needs the help of industry stakeholders to make this effort a success, and everyone has a role to play in this effort.

Data Needed to Build Rating:

  • Climate zone (zip code)

  • Type of data center (function)

  • Reliability (Tier Level)

  • Total IT plug energy (12 months of data)

  • Total facility energy usage (12 months of data for all fuels)

This webinar will provide background on the Data Center Infrastructure Rating initiative, its goals, how you can participate, and an update on progress to date.

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Press Release: 42U Adds Rittal’s Liquid Cooling and PDU Products to GSA Schedule

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Press Release – 42U Adds Rittal’s Liquid Cooling and PDU Products to GSA

Broomfield, CO – April 25, 2008: 42U, the nation’s largest, vendor-independent valued-added reseller of data center infrastructure solutions today announced that is has added Rittal to their GSA schedule.

With this addition, 42U’s government customers can now have access to the industry’s leading modular, scalable and comprehensive IT infrastructure solutions including enclosures, high-density cooling solutions and power distribution units. Included in the agreement are the following three points:

1. Rittal Liquid Cooling Package (LCP)
Developed to remove high levels of wasted heat from server enclosures, this high density cooling solution utilizes air/water heat exchangers to provide uniform, effective and affordable cooling for servers and similar IT equipment. The special horizontal airflow of the Rittal LCP represents an adaptation of this widespread cooling principle, providing cooled air uniformly throughout the complete height of the enclosure.

  • LCP Standard
    Designed to be installed next to an 80″ (2000 mm) high by 40″/48″ (1000/1200 mm) deep TS8 server cabinet, the LCP Standard can accommodate up to three air/water exchanger modules that can be hot swapped if needed. When fully loaded with three air/water exchanger modules the LCP Standard can provide up to 68,243 BTU (20KW) of useful cooling with a maximum air volume of 1766 cfm (3000 m3/hr). Don’t have an immediate need for that much heat removal? Start with one exchanger module then add more as needed.

  • LCP Plus
    Using the same footprint and basic design as the Standard, the LCP Plus includes six fan modules that work in concert with the included heat exchanger to increase the useful cooling capacity to 95,540 BTU (28 kW). The LCP Plus is designed for cabinets 80″ (2000 mm) high by 48″ (1200 mm) deep and has a maximum air volume of 2825 cfm (4800 m3/hr). The LCP Plus (and LCP Standard) can be bayed to a single cabinet or between two enclosures. It is also possible to put a pair of LCPs on either side of especially hot cabinets for applications where extreme heat loads are present.

  • LCP Extend
    Ideal for retrofitting, the LCP Extend is installed on the rear door of problem racks. The LCP Extend can be ordered for use on cabinets from other manufacturers. If you are already using Rittal cabinets, the unit comes mounted into the proper replacement rear door which allows you to simply swap it out with the existing rear door.

2. Rittal Power Distribution Units (PDU)

  • Metered PDU
    Metered PDU products provide reliable power distribution for all the devices in your equipment cabinet, from 5,000 to 20,000 Watts. Metered units are available in 20 or 30 amps, 120 Volts or 208/240 Volts single-phase, and 208 Volts three-phase. Local input current monitoring allows the installation engineer to verify the combined load on the circuit or phase.

  • Smart PDU
    The Smart PDU products provide reliable power distribution combined with remote power and environmental monitoring. Use the network interface to view power, temperature and humidity levels via a Web browser, or receive SNMP-based alarms when conditions exceed defined thresholds.

  • Switched PDU
    Switched PDU products are Flagship PDU’s with remote monitoring and management, including reboot commands for connected servers and network equipment. The Switched PDU products provide complete lights-out management of a data center and remote branch office. Switched PDU’s combine remote configuration and management with power distribution and power and environmental monitoring.

3. Rittal TS8 Modular Industrial Enclosure
A revolutionary system designed specifically for demanding industrial applications. Featuring a 16- fold tubular frame and multi-level mounting, the TS8 boasts unsurpassed strength and flexibility. The robust tubular frame can hold weight loads up to 1,500 lbs on the mounting panel. The 25 mm hole pattern allows components and accessories to be mounted in three directions — by height, width and depth – which provides maximum space utilization (up to 30% more available space than traditional NEMA style enclosures of equal dimension). The symmetrical frame design makes suiting in a row, into a corner or even back-to-back simple

42U’s GSA contract number is GS-35F-0180U and can be found under Schedule Information Numbers (SINs) 132-8 (Purchase of Equipment). For more information please visit www.42u.com.

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About Rittal

Since its foundation in the year 1961, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herborn/Germany, has become a worldwide player. Today, Rittal is one of the world’s leading system suppliers for enclosure and housing technology, with over 10,000 standard products available for immediate delivery, and a sought-after solution provider in all areas of industry and mechanical engineering, as well as a trendsetter for all segments of the IT market. Rittal stands for future-oriented and comprehensive solutions, service and consulting competence.

The Rittal product spectrum covers the fields of industrial enclosures, electronic packaging, system climate control, power distribution, IT solutions and communication systems.

Under the heading “Rittal together – Complete IT Competence” Rittal (modular, scalable and comprehensive IT infrastructures) in alliance with its subsidiaries Lampertz (physical IT security and IT solutions) and Litcos (consulting and planning partner for efficient data centre structures, as well as extensive business continuity management) offer a coordinated range of products, solutions and services for efficient, safe and ecological data centers. The group also includes Eplan (Europe’s Number One for software solutions for mechanical engineering, plant construction and industry in general).

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About DirectNET, Inc

DirectNET, founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent business units: 42U, Server Racks Online and KVM Switches Online. 42U is the leading VAR of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions. KVM Switches Online is the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US. Server Racks Online is the one and only online rack superstore in the US. All three companies were developed as a response to the overwhelming need for independent datacenter and server management solutions. As a result of the success of all three business units, DirectNET has over the last couple of years, become the number one reseller of the major KVM and server rack brands in the market.

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About 42U

42U’s team of technology specialists provide unbiased, independent expertise and solutions for Data Center infrastructure. They provide best practices and products for Data Center builds, expansions, and consolidations. For thirteen years, the majority of Fortune 500 companies have engaged the 42U team to resolve their data center management challenges. 42U (http://www.42u.com) and its sister companies, are value-added resellers that provide expert independence advice and solutions around enterprise kvm switches, remote power, computer room power and cooling , server racks and green data center solutions.

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Press Release: 42U Becomes GSA Schedule Provider of Upsite Technologies’ KoldLok Grommets and HotLok Blanking Panels

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42U Becomes GSA Schedule Provider of Upsite Technologies’ KoldLok Grommets and HotLok Blanking Panels

Broomfield, CO – April 18, 2008: 42U, the nation’s largest, vendor-independent valued-added reseller of data center infrastructure solutions today announced it is a provider of Upsite Technologies’ products on their GSA Schedule.

Alan Mamane, Founder and President of 42U commented: “We are very pleased to provide Upsite Technologies’ KoldLok and HotLok solutions on our GSA schedule. These products are a perfect fit for the government market and provide the solutions necessary for handling the above- and below-the-floor air recirculation challenges of today’s data center.”

The comprehensive features of Upsite’s products are designed to optimize cooling capacity, lower energy bills, and enhance equipment reliability.

Upsite’s KoldLok raised floor grommets are specifically designed to address bypass airflow by sealing cable opening. Using the KoldLok grommets, data center managers can achieve several benefits including:

  • Increased cooling unit capacity of existing equipment

  • Reduced needs to purchase additional cooling units

  • Improved equipment reliability and extended equipment life

  • Increased static pressure under the raised floor and improved cool air delivery through perforated tiles or floor grates

“When you consider that 50 – 80% of valuable conditioned air is not reaching the air intake of IT equipment, it’s clear that there is a significant opportunity for data centers to optimize the cooling capacity of their existing customer room,” notes Patrick Cameron. “Providing these products on schedule is a great way to help government agencies meet the goals of their greening initiative.”

Upsite’s HotLok blanking panels are patent-pending, snap-in/pull-out, stackable blanking plates for IT equipment cabinets. Using the HotLok panels, data center manages can achieve several benefits including:

  • Elimination of exhaust air recirculation within the cabinet, allowing for the optimization of cooling, the lowering of energy consumption, and reduction of operating expenses

  • Reduction and stabilization of equipment air intake temperatures

  • Reduction of the number and severity of hotspots within equipment cabinets

  • Increased availability, performance, and reliability of IT equipment within the cabinets

  • The possibility of deferring capital expenses used to add cooling capacity

42U’s GSA contract number is GS-35F-0180U and can be found under Schedule Information Numbers (SINs) 132-8 (Purchase of Equipment). For more information please visit www.42u.com.

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About Upsite

Upsite Technologies, Inc. develops energy-efficient, high-availability solutions specifically designed to optimize your data center’s critical physical infrastructure and ensure site uptime, reliability, and flexibility. As the innovator of engineered sealing solutions, Upsite continues to research and develop products and services to complement and enhance the already extensive lines of patented KoldLok® products and KoldWorksSM services. Their inventions optimize thermal load capacity, target hotspot remediation, reduce intermittent equipment failures, improve equipment reliability, minimize bypass airflow, and diminish capital costs associated with installing additional cooling equipment. Upsite’s well-engineered solutions are employed by data centers worldwide to help reduce their carbon footprint and minimize energy and operating costs. Upsite’s products and services currently optimize more than 6 million ft2 (550,000 m2) of data center space.

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About DirectNET, Inc

DirectNET, founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent business units: 42U, Server Racks Online and KVM Switches Online. 42U is the leading VAR of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions. KVM Switches Online is the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US. Server Racks Online is the one and only online rack superstore in the US. All three companies were developed as a response to the overwhelming need for independent datacenter and server management solutions. As a result of the success of all three business units, DirectNET has over the last couple of years, become the number one reseller of the major KVM and server rack brands in the market.

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About 42U

42U’s team of technology specialists provide unbiased, independent expertise and solutions for Data Center infrastructure. They provide best practices and products for Data Center builds, expansions, and consolidations. For thirteen years, the majority of Fortune 500 companies have engaged the 42U team to resolve their data center management challenges. 42U (http://www.42u.com) and its sister companies, are value-added resellers that provide expert independence advice and solutions around enterprise kvm switches, remote power, computer room power and cooling , server racks and green data center solutions.

For corporate information please visit our DirectNET website.
For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


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42U Offers Educational Services

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Press Release – 42U Announces Engineering and Education Services that Optimize Data Center Power and Cooling

Broomfield, CO—February 22, 2008:  42U, the nation’s largest, vendor-independent valued-added reseller of data center infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of specialized data center design and data center consulting services designed to help data center managers enhance the power and cooling performance of their existing environment.

42U understands that no two data centers are alike. As a result, they’ve added these unique services that are not only performed by an independent and objective 3rd party but also provide findings and recommendations specific to the end user’s unique data center environment.

With these services, customer’s can expect to reclaim misdirected cooling capacity, remediate zone and vertical hotspots and minimize bypass airflow. This will further stabilize their environment improving equipment reliability while diminishing the capital costs associated with installing additional cooling equipment.

“We believe in the mantra that knowledge is power. Too many of our customers are misjudging or miscalculating the thermal requirements of their data center resulting in the unnecessary purchase and installation of expensive hardware”, explains Patrick Cameron, Director of Business Development for 42U. “Our goal is to build our customer’s knowledge about their thermal requirements thereby allowing them to develop more intelligent power and cooling strategies.”

The services offered by 42U are designed to evaluate four distinct areas including data center cooling, airflow, critical power and general room conditions.

  • Cooling conditions: A review of existing cooling conditions, such as a survey of rack/cabinet temperatures, measurement of room temperature and humidification patterns, analysis of room recirculation patterns, and inspection of cooling units.
  • Airflow conditions: Analysis of current airflow conditions, including perforated tile layout, under floor airflow, perimeter breaches, and raised-floor bypass area and bypass airflow volume.
  • Critical power conditions: A look at current power conditions that includes a comparison of power consumption vs. system capacity, identifies power distribution limits, quantifies rack utilization, and identifies raised-floor bypass area and bypass airflow volume.
  • General room conditions: An overall assessment that surveys the make-up air system, equipment layout, cabling management, and room contamination (including debris and dust).

“These services aren’t strictly focused around reducing operating costs,” notes Alan Mamane, Founder and CEO of 42U. “By empowering our customer’s with knowledge about cooling and power best practices we are continuing our focus to promote data center energy efficiency.”


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