People have access to the internet, and it increases every day. The internet is delivering more services each day. The volume that’s being handled needs large data centers situated within huge warehouses situated in remote areas with plenty of room.
They require large amounts of infrastructure and energy to be cool. A majority of them are driven by air conditioning that consumes a large amount of electricity. Data centers are currently being designed with new methods of cooling.
Facebook, for example, just opened a data center in Northern Sweden. It uses induction fans , as well as the naturally cold climate to cool its servers. Though these induction fans consume electricity, they’re superior to conventional air cooling.
Some companies are experimenting with more inventive methods. Microsoft ran a successful trial experiment of placing a server in a water-tight vessel in the middle of the sea floor. To cool the servers they used the heat exchangers along with cold ocean water.
Check out the video below to find out more information about data center cooling.