Network switch equipment typically sits at the top and back portion of the server rack. This placement makes it difficult for cold air from the cold aisle to travel from the front of the rack to the intake side(s) of the Network Switch. The SwitchFix solves this problem by extending from the front of the rack in the cold aisle to the switch at the back of the rack. This allows cold air from the cold aisle to reach the network equipment for proper cooling
The SwitchFix comes in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of many switches currently used in today’s data centers. Each unit adjusts in depth to ensure an optimal flow of cooled air through to the installed switch. The SwitchFix easily accommodates front, rear, and side switch intakes and exhaust. The SwitchFix’s passive airflow system channels air from the cold aisle to the switch, allowing cold air to pass through the switch intakes and prevents bypass and recirculated airflow. This prevents hot exhaust air from recycling through the installed equipment. This passive switch cooling solution can improve switch performance and life expectancy.
Which SwitchFix should you get? Refer to our SwitchFix Cross Reference Guide.