Cold aisle containment restricts the loss of cold air, and prevents the mixing of cold air with hot exhaust air, optimising data centre efficiency. Cross-Guard’s cold and hot aisle containment systems are highly versatile products that can be retrofitted to any type of cabinets, easily modified or re-installed to suit changing requirements.
Cold aisle containment is one of the most widely-recognised data centre cooling solutions. By managing air flow, cold aisle containment systems restrict the loss of cold air, and prevent the mixing of cold and hot air. They are designed for server and network cabinets, and other computing equipment in data centres, server rooms, or office environments, to maximize cooling predictability, capacity and efficiency.
A cold aisle containment system is set up by lining up server and network cabinets in alternating rows, with cold air intakes and hot air exhausts facing opposite directions. The rows in which cold air flows are called cold aisles, and the rows in which hot air flows are called hot aisles. A containment system is used to isolate hot and cold aisles from each other to prevent hot and cold air from mixing, thus forming a pod.
Benefits of aisle containment include:
- Cost effectiveness
- Improved power usage effectiveness (PUE)
- Extended IT equipment life
- Lower carbon emissions
- Reduced hot spots
- Favourable return on investment (ROI)
- Reduced carbon footprint
Cross-Guard has over 15 years of experience in designing and manufacturing caging and aisle containment for data centres worldwide. We offer a number of bespoke cold and hot aisle containment solutions; combining the requirements for energy savings, security, and fire safety, with optimum data centre efficiency.