Micro-Modules Use Warm Water for Cooling

By Rich Miler

As modular data center solutions have emerged as a viable deployment model, most vendors have continued to offer 20-foot and 40-foot enclosures, sticking with the ISO-standard sizes used in the early container models from Sun Microsystems and Google.

Elliptical Mobile Systems (EMS) has pursued a different course, specializing in “Micro Modular Data Centers,” smaller enclosures that can house a single rack of IT equipment and a heat exchanger. In early testing, the company’s latest model, the Raser HD, has shown the ability to cool IT equipment using warm water – a capability that offers major energy efficiency gains.

Raser HD modular data center unit from Elliptical Mobile Solutions (EMS) is capable of maintaining very low values – 1.03 or better – for power usage effectiveness (PUE), according to recently released test results, the company reported.

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