In the last decade over 98% of the world’s data has been gathered, analysed and stored and all of that needs masses of servers, storage area networks and cables. Some businesses will do this in-house in a server room while others will use public cloud solutions, hosting their servers and storage in data centres across the world. But the issue, whichever solution you choose, is that those servers and storage produce a lot of heat and you need to ensure that you can keep them cool so as not to let them overheat, causing downtime, and potential loss of data. So how do you keep your server room cool? Read on below to find out.
How to cool your company’s server room?
One of the most common and widely used server room temperature control designs is the hot/cold aisle design.
So, what is the hot/cold aisle design?
Hot aisle/cold aisle is a layout for server rooms and data centres which aims to control the temperature of the room while conserving energy and lowering cooling costs by managing air flow.
How does hot aisle/cold aisle design work?
Hot aisle/cold aisle layouts work by bringing in outside air and cooling it before channelling it into the server rooms, creating the cold aisles. Between server racks, there is then an aisle where the hot air is extracted, creating the hot aisle. Depending on the set up this hot air might then be recycled by cooling and again enter into the cold aisle or it may be funnelled outside. Ideally, the server room floor will also be raised to allow for a cold aisle to run below the server racks, providing further cooling.
So, there you have it, how you can keep your server room cool. If you’d like to discuss how MTCSS can help you to implement a temperature control system for your business, then give us a call today on 01886 833 381!