Providing adequate cooling in a data center can quickly become a costly endeavor. It is a critical function to ensure your equipment is running efficiently and does not overheat. Cooling can account for a large percentage of a data center’s power consumption. That means high power costs for you and ultimately your customers. So, how do you keep those costs down? Consider hot aisle containment.

But what is hot aisle containment?

Hot Aisle Containment is a method of data center cooling that directs hot air to specific aisles in the data center to prevent it from mixing with cool air. The hot air is directed back to the air handlers. This allows for the efficient dissipation of the heat from the IT equipment and avoiding the mixing of hot and cold air. In short, there is better control of the ambient temperature in the data center, meaning more efficient cooling. And, if your data center is spending less energy cooling the air, then as a client, you’re spending less money. This method of cooling is more efficient and cost-effective, making it an ideal cooling method for data centers with high-density cabinets. It allows data centers to keep the chilled water on the outside of the data center since it flows in from one side.

At 1623 Farnam, we recognize the added value a hot aisle containment cooling system would add for our customers. That is why we are making this the norm across all of our new construction. As a part of our expansion, we are building data center space into three new floors of our facility, all of which will implement Hot Aisle Containment. The efficiency of this cooling method means consuming less power, allowing us to offer customers a cost-effective colocation option. And, since this method caters well to high-density cabinets we are able to host large-capacity clients. Hosting your servers in our facility not only means taking advantage of lower costs and brand new next-generation environmentals, but also a convenient location at the nexus of the nation’s north/south and east/west fiber routes. Won’t you meet us in the middle?