STULZ Room Tuning: First aid for your data centre

Advice

Data centers are divided into hot and cold aisles to ensure the best possible air distribution. The cold aisle conveys cool supply air through the raised floor into the server racks, and in the hot aisle, heated discharge air returns to the air-conditioning system. If the air flow is blocked or misdirected, the cooling effect is diminished – and power consumption rises. This is caused by raised floors clogged up with cables, air pockets in unoccupied server racks or an incorrectly set room temperature.

A living IT landscape

When individual computers or racks are enhanced, converted or replaced by higher-powered equipment, this can become critical. For each new heat source changes the thermal load distribution, each new piece of hardware can force the flows of hot and cold air out of balance.

Clearing the path for air traffic

STULZ Room Tuning banishes flow barriers and hotspots. Unoccupied height units in server racks are sealed by cover panels, suggestions are offered on how best to distribute the heat load, raised floors are cleared of cable spaghetti and operating values are calibrated to the optimum level. Your data center can breathe freely once more, and energy consumption drops.