Is your data center ready for Polar Vortex? This months’ unusual weather pattern has brought frigid air to parts in the US that we never thought could happen. Many data centers are equipped to survive against a brutally cold weather, but some aren’t.

Cold weather can create unique challenges for fuel and cooling and can limit the access to customers and staff. There are a lot of reasons for a data center to prepare for cold conditions and these are mainly for equipment and personnel protection. Severe cold can cause a data center to operate to above the scope of its specific design perimeters in which can add stress to the system.

 

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