What is server room cooling?
The chances are that a computer server room is the beating heart of your business. However, when large amounts of computer hardware equipment are stored together in one (often very small room) significant heat is generated. With this in mind, it is essential to ensure that computer hardware is able to run at an optimum temperature to prevent overheating. Overheating can lead to problems ranging from slow performance through to catastrophic situations such as total loss of data. It goes without saying that a server room cooling system should be, but all too often isn’t, considered an essential piece of kit.
What do I need to ensure my server room is kept at the correct temperature?
Server cooling systems are specially designed to provide the consistent temperatures computer hardware needs to be able to operate reliably and safely. As with so many things in life, when it comes to choosing the best server cooling system for your business, it really does pay to spend as much as you can afford. Paying just a little bit more for high quality air cooling equipment for such an important space will not only provide you with peace of mind, but could also save you significant amounts of time, money and stress in the future.
Whether you are trying to keep just one server cool, or maintain the temperature in an entire server room, it is important to choose equipment which is designed to cope with fluctuations in outside temperature. Your chosen system needs to keep the room warm in winter and cool in summer whilst handling the fluctuations in temperature which can happen at any time of year.
How to choose the right server cooling room system for your business
It’s important to take a range of factors into consideration when choosing a server cooling system. For example, do you have future plans for your server room, such as upgrading systems, the addition of extra servers or computers? Server cooling systems can prove a major investment so it’s important to future-proof the installation, ensuring the system you select will serve you well for many years to come.
Standard air conditioning systems aren’t usually up to the standard required for server rooms and so it’s important to choose a system designed for use in a server rooms. The latest server cooling systems are designed to optimise power usage by reducing the power required to produce a sufficient flow of low temperature air. Smart air flow modelling and management is used to achieve the highest level of cooling per unit volume of cold air. Server room cooling systems achieve this by using the best combination of technologies including: direct expansion, chilled water and direct and indirect free-cooling. The very best airflow management for your requirements will be achieved using thermal containment combined with in-row cooling and perimeter down-flow.
To find the perfect environment for storing your valuable IT equipment it is important to work with a server room cooling specialist. A number of these companies operate throughout the UK, providing a range of cooling services, designed to protect valuable server and IT equipment from overheating.