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ASHRAE: New Publication Explains Impact of IT Equipment on Data Center Design



Atlanta — April 1, 2016 — The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions, is now available. It was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment.

“Technology in general, including the data center industry, changes faster than other industries,” said Don Beaty, publications chair, TC 9.9. “Disruption is around the corner in all aspects of our lives: social media, online retail, access to information and entertainment. With everything from smartphones to thermostats generating data, backend IT systems are experiencing massive hardware demands.  Data centers must have a footprint that is flexible, scalable, and adaptable.  They must be able to move as fast as new applications are developed and keep up with new ideas, new architectures, and new ways of thinking — all in real time.”

Explaining how the new publication addresses this challenge, Beaty said, “Book 13 is focused on the IT-equipment impact on data center solutions. Although software is moving faster than hardware, hardware is still moving much faster than facilities. This book draws upon the foundations laid in the previous 12 Datacom books along with significant updated and new material to provide valuable insight to address this challenge with chapters on IT equipment, its thermal design, and interactions between IT systems and the data center.”

The cost of IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions is $50 for ASHRAE members and $59 for non-members. To order, visit

ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The organization and its more than 55,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability. 

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