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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.

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What Can Hot / Cold Aisle Containment Do For Your Control Room?

Whether or not you are familiar with them, data centers are what keep the internet running. They can be defined best as facilities which maintain all of the computer systems and components of a given network. It should be no surprise that the smooth operation of data centers can require a great deal of preventative care, especially when it comes to the environment. Power is a priority, so redundant and backup sources are frequently installed to keep networks going in the event of an outage or other emergency. This is especially important when dealing with large scale data centers that can use as much electricity as a small town. Redundant data communications connections are another preventative measure often taken should there be an incidence of device or utility failure.