Data centers of today consume high levels of power to maintain an optimal level of performance. Many factors contribute to the overall usage of this power, but one of the most significant components is conditioning the equipment space.
As technological advancements increase, hardware manufacturers can continually improve their equipment offerings to the data center industry. These new hardware opportunities lead to increased power density within the conditioned space; this creates the need for additional cooling to meet the acceptable temperature requirements that hardware manufacturers and ASHRAE have established.
As the data center industry continues to grow, the following critical airflow challenges need to be addressed:
1) Targeted Air Dispersion
2) Temperature Consistency
3) Air Containment
DuctSox has developed the first directionally adjustable air displacement system for the data center industry. The air displacement portion of the DuctSox places large volumes of air within the cold aisle with low velocity while the adjustability allows for higher wattage server targeting. Minimal hot air entrainment is achieved, eliminating or reducing the need for physical containment structures, while lowering construction costs and getting better PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) ratings.