This resource is no longer available
Impact of High Density Hot Aisles on IT Personnel Work Conditions
The primary purpose of a computer room and associated infrastructure is to support the operation of critical IT equipment. Traditionally, most owners of large critical data centers have been more than willing to accept a reasonable amount of computer room worker discomfort if necessary to support critical IT systems. This is evidenced in nearly every data center by the presence of elevated noise, hot and cool regions, high-velocity air, and sometimes less than ideal lighting as compared with adjoining office space. However, in recent years the rising power density of IT equipment has demanded new approaches to computer room cooling. In some cases these new approaches raise questions about the ability of workers to comfortably and safely work in the computer room.
Continue reading to learn more about the impact of high density hot aisles on IT personnel work conditions.