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Midland Cool advises on Server Room Temperatures

To protect business-critical equipment from data storage problems or system crashes, it is essential to ensure that the temperature in server rooms or data centres stays within certain limits. With many housing large amounts of equipment, the heat generated can potentially cause computers and networking equipment to fail as they are designed to work within a fairly narrow temperature range.     What temperature is right? Air conditioning should be considered crucial for any server room.   Technology experts recommend a server room temperature of between 18ºC to 27ºC and not less than 10°C or above 28°C.   Relative humidity should be between 45-50% to stop damaging static electricity building up.   Even a few degrees too hot can blow a server chip or cause permanent damage to hard drives.   The cost of a serious server failure can be considerable – not only the cost of replacement, but lost online business, lost customer details, wasted staff time etc. How do you mai