Datacenter design and adiabatic cooling

EvoSwitch Datacenter design and adiabatic cooling discussed DataCenterDynamics Amsterdam conference

Jan Wiersma, our Technical Director, attended the DataCenterDynamics conference in Amsterdamon tuesday. The finest brains in the industry gathered there to discuss the future of the datacenter industry, changing customer requirements, and the latest technical advances. It was a great opportunity for the industry to share ideas and learn from each other.

Jan was one of the key speakers on new datacenter design, and specifically talked about developments in cooling techniques, such as adiabatic cooling. This technique cools outside air when it enters the the datacenter (or datacenter module), as opposed to traditional cooling methods which chill entire rooms. As you can understand, this is a much more energy-efficient way of cooling, leading to PUEs of 1.2 and lower.

Jan talked about redefining how this cooling process fits in datacenter environments, by asking his audience a few questions (and answering them of course):


– What decisions have to be made when it comes to design?

– What economic and technical factors influence this decision?

– What role does green technology, CSR and innovation play?


He also presented a case study of EvoSwitchs next-generation datacenter design: six months after its opening, hows it going? And whats next?


More efficient (adiabatic) cooling techniques are not only good for the environment, the reduced energy consumption also means lower costs for customers.At the end of a productive day we were happy to have learned as much as we had shared.We find it important to discuss our green policies and visions with others because green equals cost leadership! If you would like to talk about this with us please send an email to We’ll be happy to share our thoughts with you.

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