Date published

18 Apr 2023


Nathan Blom

High-performance computing, artificial intelligence, IoT and 5G are transforming the way we do business. These technologies enable real-time data insights for faster, informed decision-making and better customer experiences. As a result, the data center's role is evolving with more processing being done at the edge where data is created. Gartner predicts that 75% of enterprise data will be created and processed at the edge by 2025. Now more than ever, edge devices must be reliable and easy to service to maintain uptime and ensure optimal performance.

This is not always as easy as it sounds. Edge computing involves a complex and distributed infrastructure, which can be challenging to manage. It also requires high availability, as any downtime can lead to significant business impact. There are also costs to consider as deploying computing resources in remote locations can be challenging and expensive to maintain.

Precision Liquid Cooling is playing a key role in edge serviceability. With a small amount of dielectric coolant precisely targeted to the hottest components of the server, Precision Liquid Cooling eliminates the need for traditional air-cooling infrastructure. This offers significant sustainability benefits as energy consumption is reduced by 40% and water consumption is reduced by 96%.

These solutions are also purpose-built to withstand harsh IT environments. With no server fans required, component failures are reduced. Dielectric fluid also reduces thermal stress, and the enclosed chassis makes the units impervious to gases, dust, and humidity. All of this extends the server lifecycle and drives down maintenance costs.

Precision Liquid Cooling also enables a consistent service and support model. Servers can be monitored and managed remotely. A technician who can hot swap a module at the data center campus can just as easily make the same replacement in a remote location. As a result, the service call is simplified and eliminates exposure to environmental elements on-site, de-risking service operations.

For telco service providers, this is particularly important. With thousands of sites in remote locations, servicing edge devices across a telco network is costly and minimizing on-site maintenance is key. A solution that mitigates power constraints while simplifying and significantly driving down maintenance costs is a win-win all around. Not to mention that Precision Liquid Cooling can be used across the entire telco estate from a single server at a cellular base station to a ruggedized solution for the Far Edge to an enterprise grade data center. A unified platform makes a precision liquid cooled data center simpler, less complex, and more efficient than any alternative.

Serviceability is essential for edge computing because it ensures that edge devices are reliable and optimized for performance. With the right technologies in place, like Precision Liquid Cooling, enterprise organizations can reduce downtime, minimize the need for on-site support, and ensure that their edge computing infrastructure is always performing at its best.