If your company still has on-premise server solutions there are some important tips to keep in mind. It is no surprise that excess heat is a problem for any type of computer equipment such as laptops, PCs, and servers. Servers are possibly the most expensive hardware you own including equipment costs, ongoing maintenance and support, staff resources, and electric bills. If a server overheats it is likely to go down and become even more susceptible to future failures. We recommend virtualizing servers, migrating to the cloud, or performing these tasks at a minimum:
- Keep server rooms organized and clean for increased air flow.
- Ensure multiple servers are arranged so that cold air flows freely from the front and out the back, without blockage.
- Keep server rooms concealed and free from exterior dust buildup.
- Ensure cool air flow in the area of the equipment.
- Install a redundant air conditioner specifically designed for computer equipment.
- Use a rack-style storage system with built-in cooling and blank panels.
- Keep the temperature below 77 degrees.
- Consider virtualizing servers to reduce the hardware needed.
Let C-Net Systems guide you for the best server solutions for your computer environment. Call us today: 586-816-0015