Disaster Recovery: Unlike air-cooled servers that overheat within minutes of an air-conditioning outage, GRC’s systems can run for 1-4 hours before overheating. Because GreenDEF™ coolant holds much more heat by volume than air, there is significantly more time to problem-solve before the servers overheat.
Server Reliability: Servers don’t collect dust and there are no fans to break. Excellent circulation of coolant means uniform temperatures without hot spots.
Lower Priced Hard Drives/Less Vibration: Normal server vibrations are cited as causing up to 50% of read/write failures in hard drives. Because all server fans are removed and the hard drives are surrounded by dampening fluid, most vibration is eliminated. Enterprise-class hard drives have vibration dampening, unlike consumer-grade, but this vastly increases the cost of hard drives.
Easy Access: Servers are easily removed from rack for quick access. Below, a technician removes a server and prepares to place it on the rails (background) for inspection.
Heat Recapture: Using solid-state or disk-less boot, our coolant can run at 60° C exit temperature to allow easy heat recapture. The coolant temperature is dictated by type of storage since platter-style hard drives are typically significantly less heat tolerant component than other components.
Cleanliness: Dust is a thermal insulator that raises server temperatures and reduces reliability. The coolant also keeps servers clean as it circulates in the rack and the pump module. Below, a server being removed from the rack shows no signs of gathering dust or other particles that typically accumulate in air-cooled systems. One recent study showed that dust accumulation increased power draw by 2% due to server temperature increases.