Focused Cooling Using Cold Aisle Containment

Jun 18, 2009

Download As heat densities and cooling costs rise, data center professionals are looking for more efficient cooling solutions. This paper discusses the benefits of using both the hot and cold aisle approach, but focuses on the latter option as an effective method for eliminating data center hot spots and reducing overall cooling costs by as much as 30%.

Discover how cold aisle containment, as an addition to a conventional precision cooling system, consistently separates cold and warm areas without requiring structural changes to the data center. A cold aisle retrofit can be implemented easily and quickly, carries a payback time from weeks to a few months - depending on whether energy utility rebates were available to help with funding - and can reduce overall energy costs.