Rack Hygiene Critical to Airflow, Effective Cooling
April 17th, 2012 By: Michael Potts
A key driver for the deployment of virtualization is the reduction of operating costs associated with the consolidation of server, storage, and network devices. A byproduct of this increased adoption is the reduction of IT equipment-devoted space within the data center. For this reason, older cooling architecture is often inefficient and/or ineffective in the new, smaller footprint. Rack Hygiene offers a solution to the airflow management issues of these newer, virtualized data centers.
This white paper from EATON describes the concept of Rack Hygiene, which positions the rack as an airflow management device, and the solutions it offers for cooling issues at the rack level. First, it lists the inherent design flaws of legacy cooling architectures that make them ineffective in virtualized environments. Next, it offers a description of Rack Hygiene and where it fits in to the evolution of the rack over the last decade. Lastly, it details the five airflow fault areas and how Rack Hygiene combats the issues within its design.
Learn the benefits of EATON’s Rack Hygiene system to the virtualized data center. Click here to download this white paper on the difficulties of creating an optimal cooling architecture in today’s data center, and EATON’s rack-level solution.