The Green Grid has updated its free “cooling maps” to help data centre operators and owners take advantage of free cooling all year round for their facilities, thereby reducing energy costs. The updated free cooling maps now take into account the latest guidelines from ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers), regarding the “Recommended” and “Allowable” temperature and humidity of data centres and IT equipment.
Last February, ASHRAE said it was gearing towards even more aggressive economisation in data centres as it planned to widen the temperature and humidity ranges for servers in the new version of its guidelines. The Green Grid maps now include these updated guidelines.
Source: Tech Week Europe