IT manufacturers are increasing performance capabilities with each new generation of technology, while also reducing footprint. This leads to the heat-load within racks rising. If this is left unchecked, notably after an upgrade, it risks causing significant harm to your IT systems.IT equipment is extremely sensitive and must be kept in a strict temperature range to perform to its full potential. Straying outside these limits will speed up ageing, shorten its lifespan and ultimately increase costs. Furthermore, equipment that is exposed to higher temperatures will reduce output to the point where it may shut down if a high enough threshold is met. Unsurprisingly, mission-critical equipment that ceases operating can have very serious consequences for a business; a production line error or loss of email systems is expensive to correct and carries the risk of major reputational damage.
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