Business expansions and customer notice don't always coincide nicely with quarterly budget and expense statements - this is one of the reasons why maintaining a companies data center or network closet can prove to be a challenging task! Ad-hoc additions to ensure up-time can lead down a slippery slope to an inefficient and ineffective data center, however. Cobbled together infrastructure can be a big problem for heat-related issues, especially when undertaken outside of a comprehensive HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) / CRAC (computer room air conditioning) plan.
Tripp Lite: Power & Cooling Specialist
To preserve a systems integrity, having battery backups and redundant circuitry is a must. Tripp Lite has a wide variety of products that support up-time and protect against situations where unexpected power interruption could cause a loss of supply or of critical data on your servers. Thinking about this issue in a hollistic sense, however, we must come to the conclusion that both safeguarding systems and expanding the datacenter will both create more electricity running throughout your facility, and therefore, more heat.
Terms like passive airflow, or active cooling, should be a part of every data center managers repetoire, and understanding how these techniques work to produce the desired effects of an efficient network with reduced energy usage is critical. Tripp Lite has done an excellent job in breaking down 6 key areas of the data center that can be targeted for maximum effect in your cooling efforts, here. With a host of options available, ranging from simple add-ons for current infrastructure, to full data center overhauls with containment areas, there are numerous ways that most any data center can start working to make themselves for efficient.
In a further summary of heat-related problems in data centers, Tripp Lite has released the following white paper on how to increase rack cooling efficiency! Grab your copy today and find out the benefits of a cooling and airflow solution for yourself:
For more information about Tripp Lite's rack cooling solutions, inquiries about Tripp Lite's complementary data center power audits, or any other questions you may have, please contact your local Accu-Tech sales representative today!