If you have server racks, it’s likely you also have switches. They are an important part of a modern data center. Due to their mounting location, switches have traditionally suffered from poor airflow management, which results in a recirculation of high temp air and the creation of hot spots that can impact adjacent equipment. In fact, many switches are not designed to effectively support hot aisle/cold aisle separation.
The SwitchFix, part of Upsite’s HotLok® line of products, is the easy way to correct these issues. The SwitchFix does not require power and therefore results in no additional energy usage. It also provides an effective cooling path that draws cold air from the front of the rack to the switch, and prevents hot air from recirculating back into the rack and out into the hot aisle. With the SwitchFix your data center switches will now benefit from cooler airflow and comply with Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle separation.
The SwitchFix is available in 11 different models and will accommodate most (nearly 350) of the 1U and 2U switches on the market today. It is suitable for new builds and is also designed to easily retrofit switches operating in existing racks without downtime. A guide determining which SwitchFix unit is appropriate for your network switch is available via download on the Upsite website.
Additional information about the SwitchFix can be found at http://www.upsite.com/product-category/hotlok/