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Keeping Cool is a Hot Topic in IT Spaces

People often overlook temperature control for their IT equipment and only implement a solution after heat-related performance problems or failures occur.

You must carefully consider small, confined spaces where your IT equipment and UPS systems are deployed. High temperatures have a huge impact on the lifespan of IT equipment and more so on that of battery backup units.  Did you know that a UPS battery running at 104°F is likely to last only 1 to 1.5 years?  That is less than half of the expected lifespan of 3-5 years.

The problem that most companies face is they think of cooling more in terms of cold air supply than of hot air removal.  Not every company needs a dedicated air conditioning unit for their IT closet; there are better ways to stay cool rather than keeping the door to your noisy server room wide open.

Liberty Technology Solutions offers an array of IT services along with its team of readily available IT professionals to ensure you are getting the most out of your technology.

 

By George Davis, Senior Network Engineer