Keeping Your Cool with Telx

June 16, 2014
John Huntington

We’ve touched on the importance of data center cooling before on this blog, but we recently came across an article that asks an interesting question: How warm is cool enough?

This is a tricky question to answer because it depends on a great many variables:

  • In what sort of climate is the data center located?
  • How does the building bring in cold air and REMOVE hot air?
  • How much equipment do you use?
  • What types and models of equipment do you use?
  • What standards have been set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers? (These change frequently.)

Getting a handle on this information is important because overheated servers can be harmful to data. More importantly, unsafe working conditions might risk the wellbeing of the technicians who work on the servers.

Fortunately, Telx is here to help. We maintain our carrier-neutral data centers at or better than industry levels through under-the-floor forced air cooling to make sure cold air constantly flows in and hot air constantly flows out. We also offer market leading high density applications to solve the needs of our customers.

We take cooling seriously and treat it as its own facet of maintenance. For example, if you lease a private suite at one of our data centers, a “data center within a data center,” so to speak, we regulate the cooling and security of that suite separate from the rest of the data center.

Telx provides specific cooling at the data center based on a service level agreement with you, and cool on a watts-per-square-foot basis. We maintain our facilities 24/7 and back our cooling systems with diesel generators. Some of our data centers also contain features unique to them as well, such as chilled air pumps, so we can meet your needs no matter how specific they might be.

To learn more about how Telx can help keep your data safe and cool, connect with us through the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

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