My favorite suggestion comes from Perry R. Szarka, Solution Consultant III at system integrator MCPc, Inc.: "How about a combination micro-brewery and datacenter? The idea would be for the beer to participate in the datacenter cooling process somehow as it goes through the distillation/fermentation process. The microbrewery side could perhaps feature a bar where patrons could view the beer through large windows and clear glass tubing as it moves along through the system. I guess this could be the ultimate datacenter liquid cooling concept, at least for the datacenter administrators who I have met!"
What innovative data center practices are you seeing? Or do you have some blue-sky ideas of your own?