Data centers are the humming engines that power today's globalized, tech-centric economy. But as IT managers are keenly aware, there is a cost to this valuable service, both in terms of the money required to keeping up with capacity demand and in terms of data centers' ever-expanding carbon footprints.

As digital content doubles every 18 months, companies need real solutions to ensure growing data demands do not jeopardize business continuity, tie up budgets, hamstring innovation and increase pollution. An energy-efficient data center can help – and so can smart choices when it comes to technology in the data center.

In a move to help companies use fresh air to cool their data centers, Dell is warranting some of our servers, networking and storage products to operate at high temperatures. Our fresh-air cooling solutions are capable of running at 104 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 900 hours per year and 113 hours Fahrenheit for 90 hours per year.

This is the highest temperature warranty in the industry today. By comparison, the standard server warranty is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, data centers located in warm or high-humidity places rely heavily on chillers to keep their equipment operating at safe temperatures.

Why we’re leading the shift

The need for uninterruptible power supplies and cooling systems means data centers can use as much as 40 times more energy than a regular office building. And high energy use translates to increased costs for companies and increased emissions – including pollutants and greenhouse gases – that are harmful to the environment.

With Dell’s warranty, companies now have reliable solutions to achieve their own environmental goals. Plus, our data center technologies with fresh air capability allow for aggressive improvements in energy consumption and the resulting operational costs.

Dell’s fresh-air cooling uses the latest cutting-edge technology – and energy-efficient hardware, updated power and cooling solutions and the latest in processor technology give data centers an edge.

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