Server room cooling is absolutely essential for keeping your data and the equipment it’s stored on safe from heat damage. Servers get very hot, and in a cramped server room, that heat can quickly build up to the boiling point where equipment failure occurs. Thankfully, a smart server room cooling plan can protect your equipment and data. However, if you don’t take the right approach to server room cooling, it can cost you an arm and a leg.

Why do some businesses spend so much money on server room cooling?

  • The space is too small—For server rooms, smaller isn’t always better. In a small room, the heat has nowhere to go. It all gets trapped and builds up, making it difficult for your cooling equipment to do its job and causing cooling costs to go through the roof. Make sure you server room is large enough to allow the heat to dissipate.
  • The cooling equipment is inefficient—Server room cooling can get very expensive as special equipment is needed, but what can make those costs exorbitant is if your portable air conditioners are old and inefficient. Make sure you’re using new, energy efficient equipment to get the job done right.
  • Poor room layout—If you have servers stacked right next to one another, air won’t be able to pass through, making your equipment and the room too hot. This causes your cooling costs to escalate. Equipment layout matters!

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