As the dependency on computer hardware continues to rise among large organisations, it has become more and more important for said equipment to be kept online at all times. So when a well-known global company suffered air conditioning failure in its Milton Keynes data room, a solution was required urgently.
A leak discovered one Saturday afternoon prevented pipework from carrying chiller water to the air handlers on site. This problem led to the whole air conditioning system being decommissioned and threatened to cost thousands of pounds in lost productivity. Blade servers used inside the facility house multiple components meaning that although space is conserved, this particular piece of hardware gives off approximately 40% more heat than traditional alternatives.