The Advantages of Using Liquid Immersion Cooling in Colocation Data Centres
- What is Liquid Immersion Cooling?
- What are the advantages of Liquid Immersion Cooling in Colocation Data Centres?
- What Liquid Immersion Cooling solutions do we offer at Workspace Technology?
Data centres are critical infrastructure that enables the digital age. With the explosion of cloud computing and data-driven applications, the demand for data centres has grown exponentially. However, data centres are also notorious for their high energy consumption, and cooling is one of the most significant contributors to this. As such, data centre operators are looking for more efficient and effective cooling solutions to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. Liquid immersion cooling is one such solution that has gained traction in recent years. In this white paper, we explore the advantages of using liquid immersion cooling in colocation data centres.
What is Liquid Immersion Cooling?
Liquid immersion cooling is a cooling technique that uses a dielectric fluid to immerse servers in a liquid bath. The fluid absorbs the heat generated by the servers and transfers it to a heat exchanger or chiller, which removes the heat from the system. The cooled fluid is then recirculated back into the immersion bath. Compared to traditional air-cooled systems, liquid immersion cooling offers several advantages.
Advantages of Liquid Immersion Cooling:
Higher Energy Efficiency: Liquid immersion cooling is a more energy-efficient cooling solution than traditional air-cooled systems. Because the liquid is a better conductor of heat than air, it can absorb more heat from the servers, reducing the amount of energy required for cooling. In addition, the liquid cooling system can operate at higher temperatures than air-cooled systems, which can further reduce energy consumption.
Increased Server Density: Liquid immersion cooling enables higher-density server installations than traditional air-cooled systems. This is because the liquid can absorb more heat from the servers, allowing them to be packed more closely together without causing thermal issues such as hot spots.
Reduced Downtime: Liquid immersion cooling reduces the risk of downtime due to thermal issues such as hot spots or thermal runaway. By maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the data centre, the cooling system can improve the reliability and availability of the data centre.
Improved Performance: Liquid immersion cooling can improve the performance of servers by reducing thermal throttling and performance degradation. This is because the liquid can absorb more heat from the servers, allowing them to operate at higher temperatures without performance issues.
Reduced Space Requirements: Liquid immersion cooling enables higher-density server installations, which can reduce the physical space required for the data centre. This can lower real estate costs for data centre operators.
Reduced Maintenance Costs: Liquid immersion cooling requires less maintenance than traditional air-cooled systems. This is because there are fewer moving parts and less wear and tear on components such as fans.
Reduced Noise: Liquid immersion cooling eliminates the need for fans, reducing noise levels in the data centre. This can create a quieter and more comfortable work environment for data centre operators.
Increased Equipment Lifespan: Liquid immersion cooling can extend the lifespan of equipment by reducing the amount of stress on components due to high temperatures.
Improved Safety: The dielectric fluid used in liquid immersion cooling is non-conductive and non-corrosive, reducing the risk of electrical hazards or equipment damage in the event of a leak or spill.
Sustainability: Liquid immersion cooling is a more sustainable cooling solution than traditional air-cooled systems. This is because it reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions, helping data centre operators to meet their sustainability goals.
Liquid immersion cooling offers several advantages over traditional air-cooled systems for data centre operators, including higher energy efficiency, increased server density, reduced downtime, improved performance, reduced space requirements, reduced maintenance costs, reduced noise, increased equipment lifespan, improved safety, and sustainability. As such, liquid immersion cooling is an attractive solution for data centre operators looking to improve their cooling efficiency, reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint, and improve their operational performance.
Workspace Technology offers specialist Liquid Immersion Cooling Colocation Services ideal for High Tech businesses operating in the West Midlands and Greater Midlands area.
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