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