ROI Calculation Tool

The Minkels White paper 08, ROI Calculation Tool - Evaluate the return on investment (ROI) of aisle containment, is one in a series of White papers sharing valuable data centre knowledge on managerial and technical levels.



Aimed at further reducing data centre energy consumption and addressing corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, this Minkels White paper on ROI calculation for aisle containment infrastructure will help data centre operators and its users to evaluate the real value of aisle containment investments. The paper is written by Niek van der Pas, Lead Data Centre Expert, Minkels. It includes unique customer ROI test setup results with global IT service provider, Atos, who has calculated the achievement of significant energy and cost savings ‘on the last mile’ in their data centres. It helps data centre operators and users to set technically ambitious but realistic energy efficiency targets and calculate the associated cost savings while providing the ability to complete the business case.


To draw the right conclusions from the aisle containment ROI Calculation Tool results,
highly specialised knowledge in the field of cooling, airflow optimisation and control
engineering is being required. Companies interested in utilising the Minkels ROI Calculation Tool can send a request for supervised engineering usage of the calculation model to the author of this White paper, Niek van der Pas:


For data centre managers engaged with technical operations, this paper provides a wellsubstantiated calculation model and all the ingredients required to make the right ROI
calculations. These ingredients include the expected rack load; Delta T value; server set
point + inlet temperature; cooling system + fan speeds; and airflow optimization, among
other parameters. For data centre managers engaged with commercial, financial and daily operations, this White paper is also a useful reference. It helps them to analyse the ROI of aisle containment infrastructure through accessible and easy-to-read information. The Atos
customer case study and the inclusion of some tax incentive suggestions for energy
efficient data centre equipment make the managing value complete.


Key benefits of utilising the knowledge shared by Minkels in this paper include:

  •  It takes your energy efficiency efforts and knowledge in this field to the next level.
  •  It enables you to calculate the ROI on aisle containment investments.
  •  Provides the ability to obtain ROI Calculation benchmarking knowledge through the Minkels’ Atos customer case study. 
  • Helps you take strategically smart energy efficiency investment decisions when it comes to aisle containment - on technical as well as commercial levels.
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