This chart can help determine the right cooling method for your IT infrastructure based on IT equipment load (in watts) and target temperature.
While small-to-medium sized businesses may not require the complex cooling systems typical of enterprise data centers, choosing the right cooling solution is still a critical component to ensuring IT services are delivered efficiently and with minimal downtime. Determining and implementing a correctly sized air conditioning system is a great way for SMBs to increase energy efficiency and avoid wasted electricity associated with unnecessary cooling. However, some IT managers may be unsure of where to begin. This slideshow outlines a number of steps, identified by Schneider Electric, that SMBs can take to ensure sustainability while also satisfying ASHRAE guidelines.
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