Today there are water issues throughout the world, which also affects data centers.  Ten states in the U.S. are in longstanding battles over water rights while river and lake water quality has been diminishing across southern Europe, India, and the Middle East.  In the U.S. drought conditions have affected 50 to 60% of states yet…

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It seems that there are reports about the dire water conditions of the Southwest United States at least once a month.  Each state is vying for more water use to support their agriculture, domestic, and power needs.  Water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell have dropped enormously and evidence of this can be readily seen…

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When operating your data center, often there are backup measures to keep things running during a power outage.  Generators may be the first thing that comes to mind, as they bring power back during an outage, but along with that the cooling systems also need operate.  As the heat is rejected through the mechanical systems,…

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On rare occasion I run across a system that, although smaller in size, supports a mission critical facility and supporting spaces with geothermal.  In one instance, open loop geothermal-sourced cooling was serving a smaller network operations center that had a large screen wall with a small data center behind it.  The building had two central…

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