With data center power demands soaring, and organizations seeking to control expenses, modular cooling has the potential to reduce energy consumption by up to 90 percent (with respect to transport of waste heat to the location’s heat sink) while offering a coefficient of performance (COP) of up to 40 times greater than current approaches. Modular cooling also makes it possible to maximize utilization of precious data center real estate by installing more servers into the existing space. Further, by leveraging alternative cooling technology, it can help in meeting agency and regulatory targets for green computing and eco-sustainability.
The Alcatel-Lucent Modular Cooling Solution (MCS) is a cooling system designed to cool Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) equipment in data center, telecom, and video applications. It uses pumped refrigerant and a two-phase low-pressure process, instead of ambient air, to transport heat generated by the equipment from each cabinet to the location’s heat sink, typically a chilled water system.
Key to the MCS is an innovative modular design that is built to work in any environment, greenfield or retrofit, and that is truly cabinet/rack-agnostic. Incorporating a two-phase pumped refrigerant technology that permits cooling as close to the source of heat as possible, LGS Innovations’ solution delivers:
- Energy-efficient data center cooling that frees agencies from the over-design required in reducing ambient temperatures sufficiently, and that eliminates or reduces the thermal energy created by CRAC systems
- Greater assurance of continued data center operations through reduced strain on power supply
- Potentially lower OPEX through savings on CRAC equipment and energy costs
- Improved space utilization by permitting more servers to be placed in each cabinet, frame, or rack, and by eliminating or reducing the number of CRAC systems
Economic benefits include:
- Decreased energy costs
- Eliminate inefficient cooling (no hot spots)
- Reduce office air handler/blower requirements
- Significantly reduced cooling costs
- Potentially reduce current OPEX (with respect to transport of office “waste heat” to locations’ “heat sink”) by more than 90%
- Reduce levels of A/C cooling capacity (decreased need for supplemental CRAC units)
- Maximized space utilization within the data center
Allow more servers in each cabinet, more cabinets per data center
- Eliminate the need for hot and cold aisles and isolated high power cabinets/racks
- Eliminate the need for isolated high power cabinets
Deployment, Management and End-User Benefits include:
- Addresses eco-sustainability requirements/concerns
- Reduced energy consumption leading to smaller carbon footprint
- Meets acoustic noise limits
- Modular cooling solution is a retrofit solution or greenfield and is cabinet independent
- The only data center cooling solution that is NEBS compliant
- End-to-end solution designed to fit any scale project
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