Climate Control in Data Centers: Why It Matters

December 2017

When shopping for a dedicated server, it’s important to gather as much information not just about the server specs themselves, but about the data center where your server will be located. After all, even quality server hardware can suffer from poor performance if it’s kept in a data center without proper ventilation and climate control. This is especially true in warmer and more humid climates. By having a better understanding of the importance of climate control in server data centers, you can make an informed decision when it comes to your next dedicated server purchase.

Humidity Control

Humidity control is a vital aspect of climate control. When temperatures get too high and moisture content becomes elevated, this can be a recipe for disaster in a dedicated server bay. The more moisture and humidity in the air, the greater the chances that your server hardware could short out or be otherwise adversely affected by moisture. Over time, high moisture content can even lead to corrosion and rust in your server hardware, putting you at risk of unexpected downtime and other major problems. When a data center is climate controlled, you can rest assured that humidity levels are kept to an ideal level (usually around 50 percent), which will reduce the risk of your server’s hardware being damaged by moisture.

Temperature Control

In addition to humidity control, temperature control is extremely important when it comes to the performance of your dedicated server. Excessively high or low temperatures can cause your server to either overheat or slow down, which will obviously have an effect on performance. If you’re using your server to host a website, for example, you might find that your page loading times are slow or that users are experiencing other issues with accessing your site. When a data center is temperature controlled, you’ll never have to worry about extreme temperatures affecting your hardware and thus your performance.

ReliableSite’s Data Centers

ReliableSite takes great pride in maintaining our data centers meticulously. Our data centers are located throughout the United States, and all of them are carefully climate controlled to maximize performance. Humidity levels are kept at ideal levels, and there are even backups and redundancies in place to ensure that temperatures are under control at all times. This includes backup power generators for our HVAC systems in the event of a power outage. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that your server hardware has optimized performance by being in the ideal environment. All of this, in addition to our 24/7 security at our data center locations, means you can trust us with your hosting needs.

Don’t overlook the importance of climate control when it comes to your dedicated server. To find out more about our data centers or to inquire about a dedicated server that will suit your needs, reach out to our team today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and get you set up with a new server.