The heat buildup in a server room has the potential to cause discomfort, damage, or all out catastrophe. Since the lack of air flow can breed a humid atmosphere data center cooling can help you to reduce mold and corrosion that may appear otherwise. Low temperatures are necessary, but how do you keep your server room cool enough? Here are some tips from MovinCool.
While equipment needs can vary, it’s a good idea to keep the temperature in the server room at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). An efficient way to make this happen is with a dedicated server room air conditioner. The servers will generate heat as long as they are powered up, and a dedicated AC will ensure quality cooling all day and all year, even when the building’s central air conditioner is not running (such as in the off hours or winter months).
Consider Portable Systems
If purchasing an AC system is not in the budget right now, it is still essential that you cool the room. Do not use portable fans because they only push hot air around while adding heat to the room with their own moving parts. Instead, consider acquiring a rental portable air conditioner. This is also an option if your data center is located in a room that you do not own or cannot make structural changes to.
When striving for a cooler server room, don’t overlook simple fixes. Use cloud servers when possible, and turn off any servers that are not necessary.