Data Center Containment 101

Data Center Containment 101

A Subzero White Paper by Gordon Johnson

Regardless of if we’re entering a data center for the first time or have been doing so for
years, most data centers have something in common. As you walk through rows of racks,
you’ll alternate between cold and hot aisles. You’ll hear expressions like “CRACs”, “PUE”,
“White Space”, “Cold Aisle Containment”, “Hot Aisle Containment”, and many more. The
purpose of this White Paper is to assist those new to the data center and those assigned
with making key decisions to get the most out of existing “legacy” and newly designed data

Since energy efficiency and data reliability are key goals for anyone managing or associated
with data centers, how can we achieve both in the shortest amount of time while getting
the quickest ROI (Return of Investment)? When is it more appropriate to use one type of
containment instead of another type? Which saves more money? This paper will answer
these and other questions.

Read the full white paper.

About the Author
Gordon Johnson is the Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, and is responsible
for planning and managing all CFD related jobs in the U.S. and worldwide. He has over
25 years of experience in the data center industry which includes data center energy
efficiency assessments, CFD modeling, and disaster recovery. He is a certified U.S.
Department of Energy Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP), a certified Data Centre
Design Professional (CDCDP), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Gordon also brings his knowledge and ability
to teach the fundamentals of data center energy efficiency to numerous public speaking
events annually.

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