Keeping your data centers at optimum temperatures is a challenging task. Servers and computers have specific temperature requirements to function efficiently and effectively. Any deviation from such temperatures could cause servers to overheat; resulting in servers crashing or failing. This possible data loss can be detrimental to a company.
There are several advantages to using spot coolers in data centers including:
- Easy Installation
- Energy Efficient
It’s not a matter of will my air conditioning unit fail, but when will it fail. For facility managers and network managers to best prepare for this situation, a company should have several portable air conditioning units or spot coolers readily available. These plug & play units are a great solution to a failed air conditioning system. They are portable and allow for easy manoeuvrability.
Reasons to use portable air conditioning units in data centers:
- Supplemental cooling for hot spots where equipment is concentrated.
The airflow of a spot cooler can be directed towards a piece of equipment or an area of heat concentration.
- Temporary cooling for prearranged high heat loads.
During maintenance, if you plan to shift a load from one server group to another, you can spot cool that group of servers ensuring the optimal temperature.
- Emergency cooling when your primary air conditioning requires maintenance.
Preparation is essential. Storing spot coolers as backup for when the main air conditioning system fails will save money and possible data loss. It’s best to be proactive, not reactive.
Contact Portable Air today to find out how we can meet your business’ spot cooling and temporary air conditioning needs.