server room configuration
Posted on 2014-10-30
Recently the company wishes to relocate the servers. I may need some suggestions as in some recommendations with the server room space.
1. server room has a small ventilation (1x1ft) for cool air to come into the server room when AC is turned on.
2. server room does not have a door and the room dimension is 10x15 ft.
3. there will be a portable server rack 42in along with a wall mount of 12in for panels routes, firewall, and switches. All these are aligned to a single side of the wall. IP phone system is just adjacent to the server and mounted on the same wall.
4. overall the server room is very spacious (big enough to circumvent) .
My question is that with a open sector (server room has no door), will it be better to utilize fans (as in any types of fans such as ones can be mounted on the server or just buy bigger fans to circumvent the room?
What are some Pros and Cons of using this method?
Due to the structure of the building, there is no way to alter the air ducts in any way and what will be other alternative options available?