In this article Matthew Farnell applauds Equinix’s initiative to raise data centre temperatures, but argues that increasing temperature set points alone isn’t enough to deliver true operational improvements. Instead, a full optimisation for the cooling set-up is needed. This requires real-time thermal insights, and that’s where EkkoSense can help.
A UK heatwave saw record temperatures of over 40C in July that clearly put data centers and their associated cooling infrastructure under pressure. Dr Stu Redshaw shares his thoughts on what happened and why – and most importantly tips for the future.