Keeping server room facilities at the optimal operating temperature places strain on your buildings ventilation and air conditioning units.Have you ever been using your laptop on your…lap, and then come to the sudden realization that it is getting really hot? I think we have all been there. Now imagine how companies like Google and Lockheed Martin feel. GigaOM reports that companies like Lockheed Martin and Google are investing in quantum computers to gain access to greater levels of processing power. These supercomputers require temperatures near absolute zero to run, which creates new challenges for storing and maintaining these machines. A little more effort than most of us want to go through to keep our computers cool.
The creation of centralized databases requires advanced servers that have specific temperature demands. Server rooms need to be continually monitored or the heat generated from the machines could cause the computers to malfunction. Keeping these facilities at the optimal operating temperature places strain on ventilation and air conditioning units.
Energy consumption is often a big concern of tenants. The use of data management tools has encouraged organizations to adopt cloud platforms. These systems often rely heavily on wireless technology that can increase energy requirements for businesses.
Knowing what the utility demands of their clients will be in the coming years could help facility managers plan appropriately. If energy consumption is set to jump as a result of expansion or the use of specialized equipment, building managers need to understand how this will affect building operations.