We have always been conscious about our impact on the environment since we started out back in 2002, firstly starting with going paper free and now selecting environmentally friendly partners.
Up to 70% of the heat generated by a server is captured by liquid which is flowing through pipes, liquid has a much higher heat transfer capacity than air. This lowers the the speed of the servers fans and ensures the hardware is kept cool for the best performance, this in turn increases the life of the servers components.
The PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) is the index used to measure data center energy efficiency. The lower the number the better the efficiency, we have data center partners with an index as low as 1.10.
Data Center Airflow
Our latest data center partners use air cooled directly from the outside. Fresh air passes in front of the servers and air heated by the components is evacuated at the back of the servers. Hot and cold air flow separately.
The mix between air cooling and water cooling means the need for air conditioning is no longer required. Most of our new data center partners now operate this approach to cooling servers.