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Hot vs Cold Aisle Containment: What You Need To Know

When it comes to cooling systems for a data center, one of the most traditional approaches has been hot-air and cold-air aisle containment. Both dependability and efficiency can be increased by using the method of containment to eliminate hot spots and prevent IT machines from overheating. 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. To keep the hot-air and cold-air aisles apart, containment strategies require that IT racks be arranged with the front of the racks facing each other, creating alternating aisles of cool and warm air.