Total Cost of Ownership:
Liquid-Cooled IT Equipment in Data Centers

ASHRAE article authors: Syska’s Vali Sorell, P.E.; Bill Carter; Roy Zeighami; Susan F. Smith; Robin Steinbrecher

What cost benefits exist for using liquid-cooled information technology equipment (ITE)?

A total cost of ownership (TCO) methodology in this article assesses 100% air-cooled IT equipment in a best-of-class data center versus two alternate designs with separate air- and liquid-cooling loops.

The study did not show significant TCO differences between air and hybrid air-liquid cooling implementations.

Click here to download the free article from ASHRAE Journal, vol. 57, no. 12, December 2015