Negative Pressure Liquid Cooling – TechVision Research

A variety of technology, business and market factors are driving increased demand for liquid cooling solutions. This demand was initially focused on supporting the cooling of supercomputers and high-performance applications, but it is expanding to a far broader range of hardware throughout data centers, cloud computing/co-location facilities and a wide variety of other use cases.The single biggest barrier to widespread adoption is the perceived (and real) fear that a leak will cause severe damage to expensive hardware and cause extended downtime. Data center managers and IT executives are increasingly risk adverse and this has limited the initial receptivity for these solutions.

This short paper addresses the value proposition associated with the use of a negative pressure liquid cooling solution and how it differs from legacy data center cooling approaches.