Data centers have become one of the most important components of IT infrastructure. It’s hard to find a company or organization that isn’t reliant on the internet and computing for a variety of services and products, and connectivity and cloud resources within the environment of a data center have become integral in powering solutions and constructing networks. It’s the heart of many companies, the thriving, beating organ that keeps everything flowing smoothly. Naturally there are
If you’re prone to “Netflix and Chill” or like to head to the theater for new movie releases, you may have noticed that hold and cold aisle containment, or hot and cool solutions for the most efficient data centers, are having a moment. From award-winning TV series like HBO’s Silicon Valley to popcorn flicks starring Johnny Depp, aisle containment systems are being featured prominently in popular culture, introducing new audiences to their qualities, benefits, and
Hot and cold aisle containment are popular choices for those seeking to find an appropriate cooling system for a data center. You can increase efficiency and save on energy using either method of containment by eliminating hot spots and preventing IT machines from overheating. The main objective in aisle containment is to separate the mixing of warm and cool air in the data center, specifically in the IT rack area through vents and air conditioners.
As I sit in front of my air conditioner, looking up weather forecasts of extreme heat for most of the United States, I started to wonder about how computers keep themselves cool. Let’s look at desktops. Why would anyone need more than a simple fan exhaust? If you are just checking your e-mails and reading articles on Wikipedia, you will not need to worry about anything more than that. Increased power consumption equates to more
LED lighting is turning up all over these days. It’s no wonder; they offer some clear advantages over the traditional incandescent bulbs of the past. These benefits come largely in four areas: ability, efficiency, affordability and longevity. Affordability Let’s tackle affordability first because the cost of LED bulbs tends to be the major stumbling block when it comes to their use. It is true that LED lighting does cost more per unit than incandescent bulbs.
Hot-air and cold-air aisle containment is a popular choice for those seeking to find an appropriate cooling system for a data center. Containment as a method of temperature control can increase sustainability and efficiency by keep machines from overheating and eliminating hot spots. Separating the cold air from the warm air is the primary objective when it comes to containment, achieved through modifications to the air flow such as fans, vents or air conditioners. By