Push vs. Pull: Rising Rack Densities & the Cooling Conundrum

June 20, 2022
Data Center Frontier’s Rich Miller is joined by Aligned’s CEO Andrew Schaap, CRO Eric Jacobs, and Frank Burchi, VP of Solutions Architecture to discuss the need for more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems in data centers.

As customers continue to accelerate their digitalization, power density has become a critical metric in the design, capacity planning, and the cooling capabilities of data centers. With the increase in required computing power from business applications and high performance computing (HPC), as well as the ensuing demand for greater rack density, legacy data centers are finding they have to change the way they think about design.

As data centers continue to be impacted by customers’ accelerated digital transformation initiatives, a shift to more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems is needed to address varying power densities and flexible, efficient and sustainable scale. In this video, Data Center Frontier’s Rich Miller is joined by Aligned’s CEO Andrew Schaap, CRO Eric Jacobs, and Frank Burchi, VP of Solutions Architecture to discuss the need for more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems in data centers.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from industry experts at Data Center Frontier and Aligned and learn:

  • Specific strategies to future-proof your IT environments and expand on demand
  • The benefits of densification, and why the legacy data center density status quo is no longer good enough
  • How and why the data center cooling challenge is actually a heat removal challenge
  • How densification translates to lower TCO, minimized CapEx investment, better efficiencies and lower PUE

The video includes a question and answer session that was recorded during the live webinar.

Featured speakers include:

Rich Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Data Center Frontier

Andrew Schaap, CEO, Aligned Energy

Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer, Aligned

Frank Burchi, VP of Solutions Architecture, Aligned

This video, recorded in April of 2021, is a part of Data Center Frontier’s webinar series featuring industry experts discussing cooling and a variety of topics relevant to the future of data centers and cloud computing. Look for more great premium video content from Data Center Frontier, as we continue to focus on what’s next for the internet, and the innovations that will take us there​​.

About the Author

Kathy Hitchens

Kathy Hitchens has been writing professionally for more than 30 years. She focuses on the renewable energy, electric vehicle, utility, data center, and financial services sectors. Kathy has a BFA from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.  

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