The prevalence of data centers and all that go along with them, from liquid cooling to immersion cooling, is growing not only here in the United States, but in many other places all around the world at that. We have come to need data centers, but it is hugely and highly important that we care for data centers in ways that reduce our overall environmental footprint on a global scale. We must be conscientious about our data centers and use them for good instead of for the further destruction of our planet. Fortunately, this can be done if we give it ample time and consideration. Being thoughtful in everything that we do, when it comes to data centers as well as otherwise, is truly key.
There’s no question about it that data centers use a tremendous amount of energy all throughout the world. In fact, it has even been estimated that data centers and the energy that they use make up very nearly five percent of all the energy that is used not only here in the United States, but all throughout the world as well. And this percentage is only expected to grow in the next coming few years, as the need to keep data centers and the like running for twenty fours hours of the day, seven days of the week, all three hundred and sixty five days of the year only continues to grow.
But what can be done to reduce the energy usage in these data centers? For one, keeping everything in any given data center up to date is absolutely key. If a data center goes more than seven years without updates or anything of the like, it will even be considered to be out of date by the green computing norms and standards of the industry. Simply keeping your data center as updated as possible will help to ensure that your overall energy usage stays lower than what it would otherwise be.
On top of this, you can switch your cooling system to a liquid cooling system. A liquid cooling system has proven to be incredibly cost effective, as such liquid cooling systems have been found to lower your overall energy usage per data center by as much as twenty five percent. While this is of course incredibly good for the environment – particularly if the data center in question runs all day – but it’s good for the wallet of those who own said data center. Less energy usage directly correlates into lowered energy costs. And the overall data center, because of the increased efficiency, can save up to ninety nine percent of all electricity used.
For this reason as well as for its effectiveness, liquid cooling has become widely and even wildly popular among many data centers not only in the United States but far outside of it as well. This can be seen in the rising value of this cooling system, with liquid cooling and immersion cooling rising to a market value that is anticipated to exceed four and half billion dollars by the time that we reach the end of the year of 2023, now just about five years away from our current date here at the tail end of the year of 2018.
And green cooling solutions such as liquid cooling do more than just save money and help to protect the environment. They also help to protect the servers at any given data center. The data center server can all too easily become overheated when the air conditioning system of any given data center is not functioning in the way that it should be. Fortunately, the implementation of the liquid cooling system has proven to be very effective in keeping any given data center server at the temperature that it should be. This will not only prevent it from becoming overheated, but it will also protect any and all of the information that is contained on it. For this reason, the liquid cooling system is so incredibly vital.