Data Centre January

New Year Cooling

At Maxi-Cool we produce energy-efficient cooling systems for server racks and when we look at the technology trends for the coming years we are primarily interested in the trends in server cooling.  2024 is no different in this regard and this blog offers a summary of these cooling predictions.

The trends in IT cooling predicted for 2024 reflect the trends in the broader IT conversation and reflect the almost insatiable demand for computing capacity by individuals and businesses and the dependency on computing capacity of the modern world in 2024. The demand for computer cooling is more vital than ever due to the continuous development of computer software and hardware. Significant software predictions for the year include AI and generative AI and the extrapolation of AI concepts to the many existing IT functions, especially in customer interface software. Other trends forecasters identified that will impact cooling developments are the development of quantum computing, automation and cyber security. In addition to these developments, the increased need for sustainable and planet-friendly tech solutions and the development of edge computing will also impact the demand for and the nature of the supply of server rack and datacenter cooling in 2024.

The computer cooling trends for 2024 primarily focus on the drive for low impact and energy efficient cooling in both data centre cooling and edge and micro data centre cooling. Commentators predict an increase in immersion and water cooling for existing data centers as retrofit modifications.  There is also a predicted increase in targeted server rack and component cooling to isolate and manage servers and other equipment that that generate the most heat. Hand in hand with this development is a predicted increase in heat monitoring for data centers, individual server racks and individual servers and components.  It is predicted that new build datacenters will have rigorous heat detection, monitoring and management as early as the design stage, with additional attention to managing airflow and noise pollution.

The predicted trends for cooling developments for edge computing and micro data centres demonstrate the necessity of increased efficiency in both cooling and power usage. The predicted increase in hybrid cloud computing will generate an increase in the need for cooling solutions for edge computing and micro data centers.  The increased demand for small local server rooms and server cabinets for those who process and store some data at the ‘edge’ will drive the demand for low impact and energy efficiency in cooling.   Cooling will need to be both energy efficient in terms of the cooling capacity and the power usage to fulfil the required cooling function effectively and to meet the low impact and net zero objectives of businesses.

Efficiency and sustainability in cooling are significant trends this year and while the demand for computing continues to grow, the demand for cooling will also grow in parallel. The challenge in cooling is achieving efficacy and efficiency in the application of cooling.  The development of products with minimal environmental impact while providing the maximum effect on managing the heat produced by servers in cabinets is both desirable and necessary.

Providing cooling that is as effective and low impact as possible is Maxi-Cool’s mission. If you would like to discuss efficient cooling solutions for edge computing or in micro data centres, please get in touch at, 01733873262 or visit for more information about energy-efficient server cooling.