Ravi Raj of Net Rack ad­vo­cates the fol­low­ing key el­e­ments that can help in cre­at­ing en­ergy ef­fi­cient dat­a­cen­ters:

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Ther­mal Man­age­ment:

Equip­ment in data cen­ters gen­er­ates lots of heat and to suck out this hot air, a proper mech­a­nism is to be fol­lowed. Ther­mal man­age­ment helps in im­prov­ing air­flow in the racks and also by pre­vent­ing the mix­ing of cool and hot air. Com­pa­nies can opt for solutions which can in­crease the in­flow of cool air in­side the server racks and help ex­haust the hot air. This en­sures that all the mis­sion-crit­i­cal equip­ment runs cool with more re­li­a­bil­ity with an in­creased MTBF, sav­ing en­ergy costs and cap­i­tal cost on the AC plant.

En­hanced Cool­ing:

Im­ple­men­ta­tion of ho­taisle/ cold-aisle con­tain­ment solutions can be very help­ful in cool­ing in data cen­ters. The in­crease in cold air from the front side and ex­haust­ing the hot air from the back side of the rack en­hance cool­ing. Sep­a­rat­ing the hot air from the cool air is the key to ef­fi­ciency.

White Cab­i­nets:

White racks can be help­ful in sav­ing a few bucks for the com­pany. The sci­en­tific fact that the dark col­ors are bet­ter ab­sorbers of light and there­fore bet­ter ra­di­a­tors of heat, whereas white color is more of the re­flect­ing na­ture and can be proved ef­fi­cient with send­ing back

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