ATLANTA — 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,” said Don Beaty, publications chair of TC 9.9. “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 explained 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 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or fax 678-539-2129.

Publication date: 4/22/2016

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