Start with the right kind of Cooling
Some operations use standard comfort cooling systems to save money or to avoid using additional floor space within the facility. But this approach may provide some benefits in the short term – they must be balanced against the cost of downtime and equipment damage resulting from serious overheating as well as the risk of financial loss.
Issues when using Comfort Cooling in Small Data Centre/Computer Room (Datacom Rooms)
- Using rigid over head ducts provides insufficient air volume (45-55 l/sec per kW) which results in hot spots, and they are also difficult to relocate
- Comfort cooling systems cannot control humidity levels and do not typically have integral humidity control.
- Using separate humidification systems, not controlled by the cooling system, can waste energy and reduce the stability of the environment.
These issues can have long and short term effects on your IT operations. The business risks range from degraded IT services to system interruption and shutdown.