IBM iDataPlex server line offers power on demand and liquid cooling
IBM has released data on it's new iDataPlex line of servers that are aimed at web services companies which need power on-demand for certain applications, but also need to watch power costs carefully. The new servers use liquid cooling which is much more efficient than traditional air conditioned and cooled units. The new line allows companies to double the server capacity of a single rack and still use 40% less electricity. The systems are also designed to be used as pools of computing resources rather than in the traditional single use server model. This further enhances efficiency within the data center. To the new internet startup company, this new line of servers will offer massive and efficient scalability, reduced energy consumption and reduced data center footprint. It's a win-win on all sides.