Optimised use of cooling significantly reduces energy consumption and equipment failures. We offer a wide range of partial and total containment solutions – including cold aisle, hot aisle and chimney containment – which can also be retrofitted to existing data centres.
Cold aisle containment
First pioneered and introduced by Dataracks in 2007
Works by creating a cold air plenum chamber and preventing the mixing of hot and cold air flows
Hot aisle containment
Actively controls flow of ‘used’ warm air back to the cooling units
Rack-based containment ducting warm air back to cooling units
Can be active (fan-controlled) or passive
Soft aisle options
Lower cost solution using curtain-style PVC partitions to separate warm and cold aisles
Dataracks is Interxion partner for Cold Aisle Containment rollout
When Alex Mason, Customer Implementation Manager for Interxion saw the hot air escaping around the sides of the server rack cabinets and being sucked back into the servers, he knew that cold aisle containment was the best way to improve energy efficiency in his data centre. “As part of our company wide commitment to improving energy efficiency we keep close measures of the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and are continuously looking to improve our power infrastructure,” Alex explains.
NetBenefit was looking to improve its environmental performance, reduce its energy consumption and enhance its control over temperatures within the datacentre.
Dataracks installed a full fit-out of a new datacentre with server racks and Cold Aisle Containment systems. Following the success of this installation, Cold Aisle Containment was retrofitted at NetBenefit’s London City datacentre without requiring any downtime to carry out the work.