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Data Center Power and Cooling

Efficient and Innovative Data Center Designs


Powering Data Centers with Efficient, Reliable Systems

CoreSite’s operations engineers and solution architects employ cooling best practices and optimal power designs to provide high-performance, reliable and energy-efficient data center solutions.

Redundant systems (N+1, 2N, etc.) and low-latency connectivity are key competitive differentiators for CoreSite data centers, enabling customers to optimize their data center footprint and control their energy consumption.

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Ready to Power Any Deployment

We draw on 20+ years experience keeping people, enterprises and critical services connected.

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CoreSite takes an analytic, engineered approach to airflow management – optimizing the speed of data center fans to deliver the ideal amount of cold air into cages, cabinets and suites. Our data centers feature building automation systems, air-side and water-side economization and hot/cold aisle containment. CoreSite also deploys cabinet lineups in hot and cold aisle configurations.
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When possible, CoreSite uses free cooling to efficiently control data center temperature. Large air handlers draw in and circulate outside air, while return fans pull hot air out of the facility. For data center campuses located in colder climates, CoreSite is able to employ free cooling up to 60% of the time. CoreSite also uses water-side economization as an additional means of free cooling.
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Based on industry best practices, CoreSite designs each customer with data center power and cooling solutions to fit your specific requirements. In addition, CoreSite configures deployments to meet your expanding power and cooling requirements within the same space, so you are ready when your data center demands and your business grows.
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CoreSite builds energy-efficiency into all our data centers and constantly improves power and cooling using techniques that minimize energy demands without compromising reliability and performance. CoreSite is a member of iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) and committed to reducing our carbon footprint and helping customers reach their sustainability goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DATA CENTER COOLING? Data center cooling is a process to control the temperature within a data center to prevent the servers and other equipment from overheating.
HOW IS DATA CENTER COOLING ACHIEVED? Data center cooling is achieved by reducing the temperature of the air in the facility. This can be achieved by mechanical cooling, using computer room air conditioners (CRAC) and computer room air handlers (CRAH); liquid cooling, a process in which water is circulated to draw heat; free cooling involving air-side and water-side economization; raised floor plenums; and hot/cold aisle containment.
WHAT IS AIR-SIDE ECONOMIZATION? Air-side economization is a method of data center free cooling that involves drawing outside air into the facility by the data center HVAC system, if the temperature outside is cool enough.
WHAT IS WATER-SIDE ECONOMIZATION? Water-side economization is a method of data center free cooling that uses the evaporative cooling capacity of a cooling tower to produce chilled water instead of using a water-cooled chiller, when the temperature outside is cool enough.
WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, generated by an individual, organization or other entity.
WHAT IS IMASONS CLIMATE ACCORD? The iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) is a historic cooperative of over 70 companies with the mission to reduce carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products and power. The ICA includes hyperscale companies AWS, Google, Meta and Microsoft, which represent some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world, and over 40 colocation data center providers, product, service and investment firms that fund, build and operate the foundation and drive the supply chain.