Up to 78% of UK data centres failing thermal regulations

By Dale Benton
More than half of the UK’s data centres are non-compliant with thermal regulations. 78% of data centres housed in the UK are currently non-compliant...

More than half of the UK’s data centres are non-compliant with thermal regulations.

78% of data centres housed in the UK are currently non-compliant with thermal guidelines, a report has found.

EkkoSense, a software dashboard reporting, monitoring and risk management company, recently analysed over 100 data centres across the UK.

Data centre cooling is a major issue across the data centre market, in the UK and across the world.

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Energy and cooling can equate for close to 90 percent of all energy usage within a data centre, so the news comes at a time where more and more companies are looking to invest in greater cooling solutions.

The EkkoSense data comes soon after recent reports that suggested that the current average cooling utilisation level for the UK data centre space is at 34 percent.

James Kirkwood, EkkoSense’s head of critical services, said: “Our research shows that less than 5 per cent of data centres are actively monitoring and reporting individual rack temperatures and their compliance. The result is that they therefore have no way of knowing if they are actually truly compliant – and that’s a major concern when it comes to data centre risk management.”

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