Impact Of Hot And Cold Aisle Containment On Data Center Temperature And EfficiencySource: APC by Schneider Electric
By John Niemann, Kevin Brown, and Victor Avelar
High energy costs and accelerated energy consumption rates have forced data center professionals to consider hot-air and cold-air containment strategies. According to Bruce Myatt of EYP Mission Critical, the separation of hot and cold air "is one of the most promising energy-efficiency measures available to new and legacy data centers today” (Mission Critical, Fall 2007). In addition to energy efficiency, containment allows uniform IT inlet temperatures and eliminates hot spots typically found in traditional uncontained data centers.