How to Keep Things Cool in Your Data Center: 11 Tips for Summer - 1
Now that summer is here, your heat worries turn to your data center. Is everything really being kept cool enough to be safe? Julius Neudorfer, director of Network Services for North American Access Technologies, provides 11 tips on how to keep things cool.As the dog days of summer are upon us, many small and midsize firms see their data center's cooling systems reaching their limits and beyond. This is especially true for rooms that are not using large, dedicated, chilled water systems with extra capacity. Many IT departments are sweating out the summer, hoping that they will not have servers suddenly crashing from over-temperature shutdowns. Many times, when the actual capacity of the cooling system is not overwhelmingly exceeded by the actual heat load of the equipment, optimizing the airflow may improve the situation until a new or additional cooling system is installed. There are a number of other things that can also help. Here are 11 tips, tricks and techniques that may not solve the long-term problem, but may help enough to get you through the summer.