The optimum temperature for a server
An optimum temperature for a server is approximately 20 degrees Celsius, which means intervention is necessary, in this weather, to keep things from overheating.
5 ways to keep your server cool
Here’s our check list on keeping your servers cool:Invest in an air conditioning unit and maintain it too, with regular services
- If you have a cabinet of equipment, allow air to flow between the hardware – don’t be tempted to stack items directly on top of each other
- Clean off any dust from the server – this will help the fans work properly
- With a Datcom Service Desk contract your IT equipment is monitored around the clock. We’ll let you know if things get too hot.
- Plan for the worst case scenario. If the server does overheat – what happens? Will it power down properly? Do you have a backup plan?
Finally, don’t be tempted to just leave the server room door or window open, to help cool things down. Security should always be a top priority and your server holds the key to your business. Contact a member of the Datcom team to find out more.