Flexibility will be a key consideration for data center companies in the coming year. In a complex business environment, companies will need to be able to make adjustments to remain competitive. In short, your designs must adapt to unfolding events. Key areas where data centers should have flexibility include cooling, power generation, infrastructure, and sustainability.
Demand for computation is increasing in all industries as companies vie to provide their customers with innovative experiences. To keep up with unpredictable needs, data centers need to become more responsive and efficient.
Power density drives performance, availability, and cost. Furthermore, density is going up with each generation of increasingly capable processors. This necessitates care in selecting the sources for data center power and in supplying appropriate cooling. It also affects the infrastructure requirements for each facility.
Flexibility is the watchword for data center companies in 2023. Being nimble will allow operators to rise to these challenges, offering unparalleled services at the right price while being responsible stewards of the environment.
Data Center Companies Can Now Use Flexible Cooling
Cooling is one of the most important aspects of an adaptable data center. With conventional air cooling, you can’t be flexible in practice because it’s exceedingly difficult to design and build these systems. On the other hand, liquid immersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) makes data center companies more responsive. You can quickly and easily add cooling capacity to meet your needs.
The modular immersion tanks don’t require complex planning and design work; they’re already engineered and built. This wipes out the forecasting challenge typically faced in data center cooling. Now, you can deploy as much capacity as you need in a matter of weeks.
Processors are becoming more powerful, and old cooling systems are already struggling to support the load. Instead, use modern cooling solutions like liquid immersion to stay flexible as your data center installs even more energy-intense processors.
Liquid immersion cooling is also flexible in terms of where you can use it. Since GRC’s tanks don’t need raised floors or other modifications, you can install them anywhere you want. You can use liquid immersion cooling in the middle of a city or off a rural highway, in a warehouse or a parking lot—or even in a regular server room.
Power Generation Has Multiple Potential Sources
Data centers require a lot of electricity. How this power is generated affects stability and sustainability. Now, data centers can select among various alternative energy sources in addition to traditional fossil fuels. You can also purchase certificates showing your energy has been generated from renewable sources.
Dirty power sourcing is seen as one of the major flaws of data centers and digital technology in general. Until recently, polluting energy sources were more or less accepted. Now, data centers can run on clean energy from wind, solar, fuel cells, geothermal, and other sources. Of course, if you upgrade to GRC’s immersion cooling, you’ll use less electricity overall and require less power generation in general.
There’s also the choice of where your power is generated. Data center companies can generate electricity onsite or use power from the grid. Onsite power generation gives you more control over energy sources, making the facility more flexible. However, available sources and their costs vary depending on where the data center is located.
You can use onsite power generation from clean energy sources as a backup or as your main power source. Either way, it improves the stability of the data center’s power. To stay flexible, it’s generally a good idea to have two separate power supplies, whether from the grid or from independent sources.
Data Centers Can Lighten their Infrastructure
Data center infrastructure generally takes a long time to build or modify. It can take months or years for electrical, mechanical, and other infrastructures to be put in place. Much of this costly delay is due to the complexity of air cooling.
Air cooling’s complexity poses other problems for data centers, too, such as high costs. It also requires large areas with a lot of electrical and mechanical supporting infrastructure.
Using liquid cooling instead speeds up data center builds and reduces costs. The tanks are available now, without the lengthy delays of older technology. Spend your time earning and serving customers instead of waiting for parts.
GRC’s immersion cooling simplifies infrastructure so you can use practically any space as a high-density data center. The tanks don’t require the same commitment to air handlers, chillers, humidity controls, generators, and so forth. With lighter infrastructure, you can quickly adapt to conditions, such as installing more server capacity in time to meet growing demand.
Sustainability Will Become a Priority for Data Center Companies
In 2023, sustainability will draw even more attention from regulators and customers. As such, data center companies must have the flexibility to adjust their operations toward more sustainable approaches. This requires efficiency and control over electricity, water, and carbon.
The flexibility garnered from renewable energy sources, smart liquid cooling from GRC, and efficient infrastructure all contribute to sustainability improvements. Single-phase liquid immersion cooling is the most sustainable data center technology for this purpose.
Liquid immersion cooling slashes the use of resources including electricity, water, and carbon, putting you in control of your sustainability projects. No longer forced to choose between performance and resource conservation, you can grow fast yet still keep emissions modest.
Flex Your Data Center Muscles with GRC
Adaptability will be essential for data center companies to succeed in 2023. When it comes to cooling, power generation, infrastructure, and sustainability, it’s best to be prepared.
GRC’s liquid immersion cooling systems are quick and easy to install so you can adjust to any situation. Immersion cooling also cuts your power use in half and drastically decreases the need for infrastructure. As a result, it becomes much easier to adapt your electrical and mechanical infrastructure.
For sustainability, the difference between liquid immersion cooling and the competition is night-and-day. Compared to air cooling, GRC’s liquid immersion cooling uses less electricity and water and produces fewer carbon emissions.
Join the growing number of data centers enjoying the flexibility of immersion cooling. It’s the technology you need to succeed in 2023. Contact GRC now to level-up your data center.