Do You Prefer Hot Aisle or Cold Aisle Containment?

by Mike Rinaldi on 8/7/12 3:13 PM

Separating the hot and cold air in a data center is one of the keys to improving energy efficiency.  Containment systems don't have to be fancy or expensive.  Containment systems have been in use at least since 2004, but there's an ongoing debate about whether it is best to contain the hot aisle or cold aisle.  

Do you use containment in your data center?  If so, do you contain the hot aisle or cold aisle?"


Topics: Emerson Network Power, Data Center, Green IT, data center design, kW per rack, PUE, robust data center, Containment, DVL, pod, data center outages, energy, critical air conditioning

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