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How To Ensure The Heat Doesn’t Fry Your Server (And Your Data!)

With the “dog days” of summer upon us, many business owners are looking for ways to keep their company’s sales and profits HOT, while keeping their IT expenses COOL. But if proper attention is not given to your server and network equipment during the summer, all that heat outside can actually cause serious damage to your server, causing your system to crash and burn – literally!

Excess heat IS a big problem for all computer equipment including laptops and PCs. But since your server is carrying the load, overheating will cost you more in electric bills and problems. And once a server gets too hot and blows out, it weakens components so that they are more susceptible to failure forever afterward, not just during the particular moment they overheated.

“9 Steps Every Business Owner Must Know To Prevent a Server Crash”

Here are a few things simply things you can do to prevent your server and network equipment from overheating and crashing this summer:

  • Tidy up the server room; a neater room will increase air flow.
  • If you have more than one server, arrange them in a row so that the cold air comes from the front and is expelled out the back.
  • Keep the doors to the server room closed and seal off the space to prevent dust buildup which can contribute to electronic equipment overheating.
  • Make sure cold air reaches all the equipment.
  • Have a redundant A/C that is specifically designed for computers.
  • Buy a rack enclosure where the cooling is built in to the bottom of the rack.
  • Keep the temperature at no more than 77 degrees.
  • Use blanking panels over any empty spaces on your server rack.
  • Consider virtualization so you are generating a lower amount of heat in the first place.

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