Most people believe that the only way to guarantee data centre cooling is by pumping more and more air conditioners into your server centre – one for every new server rack. That’s not actually the case. You can keep a data centre at an even cool temperature without a single air conditioning unit in the same place as the servers – by using a cold aisle containment room.
Basically a room within a room, a cold aisle containment data centre is perched on a raised floor that has cold air passing under it. The air cools the floor, which makes the interior of the cold aisle containment – hence the name – the perfect data centre cooling option. All the heat goes out the back of the servers, effectively out of the room within a room – and at that point is air conditioned before passing under the floor.Posted in Data Centre Cooling