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Is the future of data center cooling in liquid?

As the old adage goes, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Modern data centers, increasingly equipped with the latest and greatest computing hardware, are noticing subsequent temperature increases, begging the question --  is air cooling, the tried and true cooling method relied on for decades, enough to keep up? Or is it time to finally ‘get out of the kitchen’?

Inside this expert guide, discover what many are calling the ‘next generation’ of data center cooling – otherwise known as liquid cooling. But just how viable is it?

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    Choosing the right hardware for your data center requires a careful examination of the various infrastructure approaches. Whether a simple, yet expensive rollout of converged hardware or a more flexible approach with multiple vendors works best for your organization will depend on size, technical requirements, staff expertise, and, of course, budget.

    In this exclusive handbook, experts explore the various options, from choosing a single hardware source to opting to customize through multiple vendors and offer insights on how to approach such decisions and how to think about simplicity versus flexibility.

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