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Data Centre Cooling
The trend in server rooms and data centres is to get more capacity and more processing power into less space. Whilst this is great news if you have a limited area for your IT Infrastructure or you are renting rack space, it does pose one problem in particular… heat!
Most of the power used to run your IT infrastructure is converted into heat and rejected from the rear of your network, server and storage devices. None of these devices are big fans (excuse the pun) of working in high temperatures.
The heat has to be removed and managed effectively to allow your IT devices to perform the way you want them to. Source UPS provide a flexible, high-efficiency range of data centre cooling solutions to fit any server room. We design solutions that help optimize the performance of your IT devices but still achieve the highest levels of efficiency and lowest cost of ownership.
Small Room Cooling
Standalone, portable or wall mounted air conditioning units are ideal for small server rooms. Simple installation and the ability to provide cooling exactly where it is needed make them ideal for cooling a small server room.
Perimeter or In Room cooling designs use Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC) which are usually positioned around the perimeter of the room and use the raised floor void to deliver cold air around the data centre. The cold air is pushed around the room by the CRAC units under the floor and released or delivered through perforated floor tiles strategically located in the cold aisle.
Close coupled – InRow cooling moves the cooling unit from a traditional perimeter placement to a location that is in the row, right where the cold air needs to be delivered. Placing the unit in the row of racks moves the cooling closer to the heat load. This minimizes hot and cold air mixing and provides a far more predictable cooling architecture.
Hot and cold aisle thermal containment systems are designed to maximize cooling predictability, capacity, and efficiency at the rack, row or room level. Whilst cold aisle containment can be used with perimeter – room based cooling systems, hot aisle containment solutions are usually used with InRow cooling units. The separation and containment of the hot air further increases the efficiency, capacity, and predictability of the cooling system.
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