New ASHRAE Publication Explains the Impact of IT Equipment on Data Center Design

ATLANTA, March 31, 2016 —The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, “IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions,” is now available. The book was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment.

“Technology in general, including the data center industry, changes faster than other industries,” Don Beaty, publications chair of TC 9.9, said. “Disruption is around the corner in all aspects of our lives: social media, online retail, access to information and entertainment. With everything from smartphones to thermostats generating data, backend IT systems are experiencing massive hardware demands. Data centers must have a footprint that is flexible, scalable and adaptable. They must be able to move as fast as new applications are developed and keep up with new ideas, new architectures, and new ways of thinking – all in real time.”

Beaty explains how this is being addressed in this new publication.

“Book 13 is focused on the IT equipment impact on data center solutions,” he said. “Although software is moving faster than hardware, hardware is still moving much faster than facilities. This book draws upon the foundations laid in the previous 12 Datacom books along with significant updated and new material to provide valuable insight to address this challenge with chapters on IT equipment, its thermal design and interactions between IT systems and the data center.”

The cost of “IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions” is $50, ASHRAE members ($59, non-members). To order, visit or contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or fax 678-539-2129.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 55,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.