Temp at Level 3 data centers

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at medline.com
Wed Oct 11 17:09:33 CST 2017

If the ambient temperature is higher is means the temperatures throughout the device would be higher and the temp at those points is what really matters.  I would also be concerned because if they lose one of the a/c units what would the ambient temperature rise to?  I would want them to tell me what the set point of the a/c actually is.

Bottom line 80 F input air is too hot in my opinion and apparently the equipment's opinion as well.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL


>-----Original Message-----
>From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Zachary Winnerman
>Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:54 AM
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>Subject: Re: Temp at Level 3 data centers
>I recall some evidence that 80+F temps can reduce hard drive lifetime, though it might be outdated as it was from before SSDs were around.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.

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