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Data Center Hot Spots Put IT Managers on the Spot

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Data Center Hot Spots Put IT Managers on the Spot

This question was originally posted by n/a on APC forums on 6/5/2007

Computerworlds Patrick Thibodeau profiles what happens when Roger Hardy, IT director for the city of Jeffersonville, Ind., gets an alert from an automated monitoring system that his data center air conditioning is failing, he has 20 minutes to fix the system before the computer room?s temperature reaches what he describes as its death point.?*

If the thermometer inside the data center hits 91 degrees, Jeffersonville?s IT equipment is cooked ? literally. That?s what happened this month when the city lost $20,000 worth of equipment after its strained air conditioning system shut down during a spell of warm weather.+


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