Server Rack Cooling: Why is it Important?
An optimal server rack enclosure cooling is critical to eliminate heat build-up within the cabinets. Businesses and data centers often depend on AC units to curb heat, but this can result in higher electricity bills and isn’t the most efficient solution if your devices are stored inside an enclosed unit.
Overheating can have detrimental effects on your expensive equipment, ageing them and causing system failures and erratic operation. The built-up heat can even present a potential fire hazard inside the cabinet.
Server cabinet cooling systems are the most reliable and cost-effective method to protect the integrity of your devices – no matter where they reside within the rack.
What Do You Need for a Server Cabinet Cooling System
Consider these variables when developing a server cabinet cooling solution:
How many servers, UPS, and other devices are stored in your cabinet, and how much heat do they generate.
The cabinet’s built in terms of perforation availability, shelf size, and space utilization.
The inherent ability of the cabinet to handle ventilation.
Cabinet position within the room.
How the devices are arranged within the enclosed server rack.
Once you have a good idea about your cooling requirements, here are some equipment you can use to maintain temperature:
Temperature control panel with fans: This device protects the interior of the server cabinet from developing hot spots. These occur when the heat gets trapped behind servers or other large equipment, resulting in performance issues and shortened lifespan of the rack-mounted equipment. The control panel can be mounted on top or bottom shelf or near the most heat-generating equipment. When the temperature exceeds a pre-set threshold, it will auto-activate the fans and provide your mission-critical equipment with cool air. The standard model comes with 2 fans, but for stronger airflow, we also have a 4-fan version available.
Shelf Fan Trays: These can be placed below specific equipment for spot cooling or at the bottom of a rack to push warm air upwards and out of the rack. There is a readily available on/off switch you can use to control the fan. Sysracks carries trays with 4 and 6 high-performance fans. To maximize airflow further, you can install an array of fan trays depending on how many heat-generating units are present in your cabinet.
Wall Mount Roof Fan Kit: This is a server rack cooling unit ideal for facilitating ventilation in a wall-mounted enclosure cabinet. They can be installed either inside or outside the cabinet. It comes with a cord that can be plugged into any standard outlet or a PDU within the rack.
Server Rack Enclosure Cooling for Sale. Why Choose Sysracks?
Sysracks provides a complete selection of cooling accessories to keep your expensive devices performing at its peak.
While Sysracks’ storage cabinets come equipped with robust server cabinet cooling systems in its base and advanced models, we understand that our customers may need extra cooling accessories.
With our intelligently designed active and forced temperature control solutions, you can augment your cabinet’s cooling systems by ordering our durable, efficient, and inexpensive fans and kits designed to protect the health and performance of all your mission-critical equipment.
If you need help assessing which cooling accessory will best suit your needs, reach out to our experts. We will be happy to guide you to the correct server rack cooling solutions.