42U Announces Engineering and Education Services that Optimize Data Center Power and Cooling

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42U (http://www.42u.com) the nation's largest, vendor-independent valued-added reseller of data center infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of specialized engineering and educational services designed to help data center managers enhance the power and cooling performance of their existing environment.

42U(http://www.42u.com) the nation's largest, vendor-independent valued-added reseller of data center infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of specialized engineering and educational services designed to help data center managers enhance the power and cooling performance of their existing environment.

42U understands that no two data centers are alike. As a result, they've added these unique services that are no only performed by an independent and objective 3rd party but also provide findings and recommendations specific to the end user's unique data center environment.

With these services, customers can expect to reclaim misdirected cooling capacity, remediate zone and vertical hotspots and minimize bypass airflow. This will further stabilize their environment improving equipment reliability while diminishing the capital costs associated with installing additional cooling equipment.

"We believe in the mantra that knowledge is power. Too many of our customers are misjudging or miscalculating the thermal requirements of their data center resulting in the unnecessary purchase and installation of expensive hardware," explains Patrick Cameron, Director of Business Development for 42U. "Our goal is to build our customer's knowledge about their thermal requirements thereby allowing them to develop more intelligent power and cooling strategies."

The services offered by 42U are designed to evaluate four distinct areas including data center cooling, airflow, critical power and general room conditions.

  • Cooling conditions: A review of existing cooling conditions, such as a survey of rack/cabinet temperatures, measurement of room temperature and humidification patterns, analysis of room recirculation patterns, and inspection of cooling units.
  • Airflow conditions: Analysis of current airflow conditions, including perforated tile layout, under floor airflow, perimeter breaches, and raised-floor bypass area and bypass airflow volume.
  • Critical power conditions: A look at current power conditions that includes a comparison of power consumption vs. system capacity, identifies power distribution limits, quantifies rack utilization, and identifies raised-floor bypass area and bypass airflow volume.
  • General room conditions: An overall assessment that surveys the make-up air system, equipment layout, cabling management and room contamination (including debris and dust).

"These services aren't strictly focused around reducing operating costs," notes Alan Mamane, Founder and CEO of 42U. "By empowering our customer's with knowledge about cooling and power best practices we are continuing our focus to promote data center energy efficiency."

About 42U
42U's team of technology specialists provide unbiased, independent expertise and solutions for Data Center infrastructure. They provide best practices and products for Data Center builds, expansions, and consolidations. For 13 years, the majority of Fortune 500 companies have engaged the 42U team to resolve their data center management challenges. 42U (http://www.42u.com) and its sister companies, are value-added resellers that provide expert independence advice and solutions around enterprise kvm switches, remote power, server room cooling and power, server racks and green data center solutions.

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