Improving point 7:

Prevent overcapacity through improved scalability

‘Oversized, overpriced & overcooled’ is an often-heard description of the current generation of data centres. This is the result of assumptions made during design, the phased growth of the IT equipment pool, and the conventional architecture of data centres. The air conditioning system is designed, installed and operated at the computer room level. Overcapacity occurs when cooling demand is lower than anticipated. There are hardly any options for controlling this situation. This leads to unnecessarily high investments and needless claims on the grid capacity. UseCool® prevents this by implementing an architecture that allows expansion of the cooling capacity to grow in step with the expansion of the IT equipment, on the scale of a few racks. Installing coolers above the racks and the use of so-called in-row-coolers achieves this.