Server Rooms And The Importance Of Staying Cool

June 12, 2019 Kavita Manral

Professionals working with computers on a day-to-day basis are consistently reminded of the challenges associated with maintaining these servers and keeping them cool at all times. Computers are essentially the backbone of any organisation and it is critical to make sure that an efficient power management system is in place. As a matter of fact, sometimes even the most experienced professionals have a hard time. While technology has created some resilient computer systems, many business owners overestimate this characteristic and manage their computers in the most haphazard way possible which can inevitably lead to trouble.

This is why all server rooms are so important. This room can be explained as an area used to stock, power, and administer computer servers along with their various associated components. It provides functional & environmental services to monitor enterprise-class servers. They can be centrally accessed and managed via a server administration system, which is commonly located outside the room. Their primary motive is to offer electrical protection to these components. When servers become overheated, you will see that they begin to perform poorly and your hardware is noticeably struggling. Keeping the temperature of your servers low is quintessential not just for optimal function but optimal durability as well. After lengthened exposure to high temperatures, the servers can start to lose functionality, some of which may never be revived. Given below are some methods to safeguard all components of a server room, such as electrical switches, electrical sockets, and a UPS battery backup, amongst others.

Low-heat Lighting

Lighting in the server room should be just about ample & sufficient lighting. While insufficient lighting increasing the likelihood of human error, it is critical to remember that extra lighting can surely lead to overheating of the devices in the room, and in turn damage the network connectivity and functionality.

Ventilation

Server rooms are often inadequate for the amount of electrical equipment they are storing and maintaining, which means that this can result in servers functioning in higher temperatures than they are expected. This lack of usable space adds to the pressing issue of low air circulation.

Raised Access Floors 

Raised access floors ease the process of installing the right type of cooling equipment and also add to the accessibility of servers and related wires in a server room.

Implementation of Cooling Systems 

A well-located fan can keep the air moving and transfer the heat and move it out and away from the servers. Fans present themselves as a far more affordable and viable solution as compared to air conditioning. Keeping a small but powerful fan directed right at the heat vents of the servers will help a long way in avoiding a situation of overheating and ensuring efficient power distribution across the room.

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