Temp at Level 3 data centers

Zachary Winnerman zacharyw09264 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 16:54:26 CST 2017

I recall some evidence that 80+F temps can reduce hard drive lifetime,
though it might be outdated as it was from before SSDs were around. I
would imagine that while it may not impact the ability for a server to
handle load, it may reduce equipment lifetime. It also could be an
indication that they lack redundancy in the case of an AC failure. This
could cause equipment damage if the datacenter is unattended and
temperatures are allowed to rise.

On 2017年10月11日 11:45, Keith Stokes wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> David
> ---
> Keith Stokes

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