Can Eliminating Fans Really Help You Save Energy in the Data Center?

By Michael
January 31, 2011

Data center operators’ obsession with energy savings has induced them to reevaluate all aspects of their facilities operations. A recent target of reevaluation has been the fans inside servers to keep them cool. The cooling benefits of the fans are being weighed against their energy consumption. After performing that analysis, some operators are reaching the conclusion that they’re better off without the fans—even though the move may have a negative impact on a key metric for their centers.

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