Anyone who works with data center technology knows that the biggest design problem in the industry is dealing with the equipment’s soaring heat densities. It can get devilishly hot in some parts of a data center. All those servers packed in like sardines with their processors humming away 24/7 generate a lot of heat.
A computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit is a device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in data centers. The CRAC unit uses dedicated compressors and refrigerant cooling coils to maintain the correct room temperature.
The device removes hot air, cools it and pumps it back into the room through vents in the floor tiles.
Preventing downtime is the paramount concern for server room air conditioning specialists. Datacenter managers risk losing everything if their servers overheat and the system crashes. CRAC units help solve this problem in a compelling way – by cutting energy costs while preventing downtime, they tackle these two major issues at the same time.