5 Ways to Keep Your Data Center Cool This Summer

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The entire country seems to be sweltering in a heat wave right now. With temperatures rising, our thoughts turn to keeping our cooling bills down.

But in your data center, it’s not just about reducing costs; it’s also about keeping your sophisticated, expensive technology working at peak performance. We looked to the experts in our CABLExpress division for some advice on how to keep data centers cool. They told us about the Skinny-Trunk Solution. Check it out:

5. Free up airflow paths – The Skinny-Trunk Solution utilizes the modular fiber trunking model to best maximize your use of space. This frees up airflow and keeps your data center space cooler. Plus, it features creative, innovative ways to capitalize the space you have, like the Ladder Rack Enclosure, the first copper and fiber enclosure specifically designed to mount directly to overhead conveyance.

4. Reduce congestion – Our fiber trunk diameters are one-third of the competition, reducing congestion in your cabling pathways. The less congested your cabling and hardware are, the less they heat each other up being in close proximity.

3. Smaller footprint – The Skinny-Trunk Solution can reduce your overall cabling by 70 percent by eliminating the patch panel for large switches. This modular, structured cabling model thereby saves valuable and expensive square footage in the your center.

2. Less hardware usage – If your footprint gets smaller, the amount of hardware you need gets smaller. The less hardware you utilize, the less heat created. If you’re creating less heat in your data center, it becomes easier and less expensive to cool it.

1. Efficiency = Savings – The overall lesson is that when you implement a cabling strategy that maximizes your use of space, and runs at optimum performance, you get a data center that is efficient, easier to upgrade, and easier to keep cool.

This just scratches the surface of the benefits the CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution can have for you. To learn more about it, click here.