Temp at Level 3 data centers

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 20:05:02 CST 2017

Hi David,

80F seems ~reasonable to me. What is the inlet temp, the temperature air is
going in at? What kind of gear are operating? Routers and switches?
Servers? Disk? Is the cabinet top fan working? Most modern equipment should
be able to handle those temps. As another poster noted, are these triggers
modifiable (or have they been)? I would refer to the manufactures
guidelines. You haven't given us enough information to help. You can refer
(them) to ASHRAE standards in your conversation. I'd be surprised if they
weren't already well aware of it and practicing most of what it preaches.
They may operate safely outside of some norms.

15F-20F cooler? You might be paying too much for colo if that's true.



On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 8:31 AM, David Hubbard <
dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com> wrote:

> Curious if anyone on here colo’s equipment at a Level 3 facility and has
> found the temperature unacceptably warm?  I’m having that experience
> currently, where ambient temp is in the 80’s, but they tell me that’s
> 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 that’s 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

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