Data Center / Colocation / Hosting

VXCHNGE® Achieves Higher Efficiency in Edge Data Centers Using Vertiv Freecooling Systems

Background

VXCHNGE, a performance-driven co-location company with 14 data centers in the United States, sought to increase efficiency and thermal management performance in its Pittsburgh, PA data center. The facility had nine end-of-life DX CRAC units and a mechanical PUE of around 2.0. VXCHNGE chose to replace those units with the Liebert DSE freecooling system from Vertiv and also deploy the Liebert iCOM-S thermal system control. 

Results

  • PUE reduced from 2.0 to 1.3

  • 30% increase in cooling unit energy efficiency

  • The Liebert DSE system uses pumped refrigerant economization to maximize economization hours.

  • The Liebert iCOM controls network and teamwork all of the cooling units together, allowing VXCHNGE to maximize efficiency, provide automated protection routines and collect the thermal data needed to ensure customer SLAs.

 

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