What really happens in a rack? Part 1

2018 April, DataCenterWorks, Mees Lodder, Willem van Smaalen

Article: Wat gebeurt in rack deel 1, only available in Dutch.

In 2005, at Getronics, where I worked at the time, we were one of the first with a cold hallway. That was the start of optimizing the cooling of the IT equipment. The reason was that we had a problem with an ever-increasing temperature around the front of the racks, the cold inlet side. The IT load per rack was still low at the time, but developed rapidly due to the introduction of the 1U servers in particular. These \”pizza boxes\”, many in a rack, delivered loads of up to 6 kilowatts per rack ……