What to Consider When Evaluating Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Systems for Your Data Center
Hot aisle and cold aisle positioning in the data center has been standard procedure fordecades. But in recent years data center managers, seeking the opportunity for moreefficiencies, have added the containment component to this formula. Containment meanspartitioning off the hot and cold aisles, preventing the air from mixing and compromisingthe temperatures. This has been a vast improvement in maintaining temperatures in thedata center, providing maximum system stability and controlling energy costs. Datacenter managers report savings of as much as 30%, 40% and even 50% and more. Likeany technology, though, results can be maximized by some planning and forethought.What follows are points of advice for data center managers as they make plans for hotaisle and cold aisle containment, and as they plan for data centers in general.