A Crash Course in CRAC Cooling

In this video, SoftLayer "Social Media Ninja" Kevin Hazard gives a basic explanation of how data center CRAC units work, along with a walk-around demonstration of airflow within a hot aisle/cold aisle raised-floor environment.

What's a CRAC? It's shorthand for Computer Room Air Conditioner, a key component in data center cooling. In this video, SoftLayer "Social Media Ninja" Kevin Hazard gives a basic explanation of how data center CRAC units work, along with a walk-around demonstration of airflow within a hot aisle/cold aisle raised-floor environment. Due to the ambient noise in the data center, Kevin's explanation had to be "yelled." This video runs about 2 minutes.

For more on cooling, see our Data Center Cooling Channel. For additional videos, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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