For uninterrupted performance, heat created by electronic components needs to be managed effectively to avoid overheating. With the ever-increasing power density of today’s electronics, cooling is a significant cost factor that can be handled through effective airflow management within the data center.
Aisle containment provides an ideal solution for optimizing the management of cooling air by separating the flow of cold and hot air. These cooling efficiency enhancements typically result in significant Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and cooling efficiency improvements within the data center – ultimately providing the opportunity for operational cost savings.
Actual measurements in customers' data centers have proven that aisle containment enables temperature optimization that can generate energy savings of up to 30 percent.
A complete aisle containment solution consists of:
• Fixed and automatic top covers that open in case of fire
• Manual or automatic doors to access the pod
• Airflow kits that seal the rack and cabinets and virtually eliminate losses in airflow volume in the data center
The low investment in an aisle containment system offers a fast return on investment (ROI) without generating additional operating expenses for maintenance.