New York Internet (NYI), a New York based Colocation, Dedicated servers and Cloud Hosting provider added into service a Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) technology to its US data center facilities. this is part of company’s policy to implement energy efficiency technologies.
NYI’s CAC deployment has been manufactured by Subzero Engineering, a designer, producer, and installer of custom containment systems and products for data centers, worldwide.
The purpose of the data center cold aisle containment (CAD) is to fully separate the cold supply airflow from the hot equipment exhaust air. This simple separation creates a uniform and predictable supply temperature to the intake of networking equipment, servers, other IT appliances and a warmer, drier return air to the AC coil. This technology helps reducing the use of energy and optimizes equipment performance within colocation and data centers.
“By adopting Cold Aisle Containment, NYI is increasing air efficiencies within its facilities, thereby translating to increased uptimes, longer hardware life and valuable cost and energy savings for NYI customers,” comments Lloyd Mainers, Engineer for Subzero Engineering. “Through efficiency, CAC also allows for the availability of additional capacity and increased load density, paving the way for higher density customer deployments.”
According to Mark Ward, Director of Business Development of NYI the CAC technology helps the IT Hosting company to improve the monitoring of power density levels and to ensure that NYI spreads the capacity throughout its data centers most efficiently and decreases its effect on the environment.
“Cold Aisle Containment helps us to attain that level of efficiency, and not to mention, there are several government and cash incentives for incorporating it into our facilities. Above all, our customers benefit in that their equipment is cooled more effectively, reducing strain on the equipment’s own cooling mechanism and extending the lifespan of their servers”, adds Mr. Ward.
NYI Cold Aisle Containment Benefits features: Predictable, reliable, and consistent temperature to IT equipment at any point inside the aisle; One degree temperature difference from top to bottom; Double or triple kW per rack; Reduced white space requirements through optimized server racks; Average of 30% energy cost savings; Consistent, acceptable supply to IT intake; Leaves more power available for IT equipment; increased equipment uptime; Longer hardware life; Increased fault tolerance.