Save Mart Builds Cooler Datacenter

MODESTO, Calif. Save Mart Supermarkets recently finished rebuilding its datacenter here, without shutting it down. It's like changing tires on a bus while it's going down the freeway, said James Sims, vice president and chief information officer. The process involved installing a new multi-unit air-conditioner and a new uninterrupted power supply (UPS). We reracked everything and changed the way air

MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart Supermarkets recently finished rebuilding its datacenter here, without shutting it down. “It's like changing tires on a bus while it's going down the freeway,” said James Sims, vice president and chief information officer.

The process involved installing a new multi-unit air-conditioner and a new uninterrupted power supply (UPS). “We reracked everything and changed the way air flows from bottom to top and front to back,” Sims said.

The change was ma

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