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Vendor Landscape: Data Center Precision Cooling

Don't lose your cool; identify data center cooling vendors for the enterprise.

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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.

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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.

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  • Coolcentric
  • Emerson Network Power/Liebert
  • Rittal

Your Challenge

  • The decision regarding cooling for the data center is important, as the cooling unit protects the critical environment from disturbances and failures.
  • Cooling the data center can amount to approximately 50% of the operating cost in the data center, making efficiency and reliability of cooling units more important than ever.
  • Organizations have continued to implement blade server technology and virtualization, creating higher density racks in the data center, making precision cooling a necessity.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • In the past, data centers were flooded with cold air that rose from the floor to the ceilings, cooling the contents of the entire room. This method has given way to more efficient and targeted approaches that aim at cooling only the servers at the rack and row levels.
  • Precision cooling solutions should not be assessed on table stakes; when the table stakes are all you need, enterprises should differentiate on price, scalability, and vendor support.
  • The data center precision cooling market is made up of long-term viable players with traditional cooling solutions, and cutting edge vendors with unique and innovative products

Impact and Result

  • Understand what’s new in the data center precision cooling market.
  • Evaluate data center precision cooling vendors and products for your enterprise needs.
  • Determine which products are most appropriate for particular use cases and scenarios.

Research & Tools

1. Evaluate data center precision cooling vendors and available solutions

Understand the precision cooling market, the players, and their products.

2. Identify the solutions that best fit enterprise needs

Develop a customized shortlist to speed solution selection.

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