Temp at Level 3 data centers

Keith Stokes keiths at neilltech.com
Wed Oct 11 15:45:30 CST 2017

There are plenty of people who say 80+ is fine for equipment and data centers aren’t built for people.

However other things have to be done correctly.

Are you sure your equipment is properly oriented for airflow (hot/cold aisles if in use) and has no restrictions?

On Oct 11, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Sam Kretchmer <sam at coeosolutions.com<mailto:sam at coeosolutions.com>> wrote:

with a former employer we had a suite at the L3 facility on Canal in
Chicago. They had this exact issue for the entire time we had the suite.
They kept blaming a failing HVAC unit on our floor, but it went on for
years no matter who we complained to, or what we said.

Good luck.

On 10/11/17, 7:31 AM, "NANOG on behalf of David Hubbard"
<nanog-bounces at nanog.org<mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com<mailto:dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com>> wrote:

Curious if anyone on here colo¹s equipment at a Level 3 facility and has
found the temperature unacceptably warm?  I¹m having that experience
currently, where ambient temp is in the 80¹s, but they tell me that¹s
perfectly fine because vented tiles have been placed in front of all
equipment racks.  My equipment is alarming for high temps, so obviously
not fine.  Trying to find my way up to whomever I can complain to that¹s
in a position to do something about it but it seems the support staff
have been told to brush questions about temp off as much as possible.
Was wondering if this is a country-wide thing for them or unique to the
data center I have equipment in.  I have equipment in several others from
different companies and most are probably 15-20 degrees cooler.




Keith Stokes

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