Prevent Heat-induced Server Meltdowns From Draining Business Profits

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Could the Dog Days of Summer Be A Threat To Your Business? Prevent Heat-induced Server Meltdowns From Draining Business Profit

Heat-induced server meltdowns are usually a sign that the “dog days” of summer are upon us. Summer months have most business owners looking for ways to keep their company’s sales and profits HOT, while keeping their IT expenses COOL. But if proper attention is not given to the server and network equipment during the summer, all that heat outside can actually bring organization’s growth to a grinding halt and increase your IT expenses significantly.

Why do server meltdowns occur, and what are the costs?

Excessive heat can be a big problem for small to mid-sized business servers, because server that becomes overheated usually costs more in energy, fails more often and is more likely to crash. For most companies, a server crash can mean hours or days of downtime, unproductive employees, HUGE amounts of stress and thousands of dollars in lost opportunity.

How do you prevent server meltdowns?

There are 7 Steps Every Business Owner Must Take To Prevent Heat-Induced Server Meltdowns or Crashes

Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent your server and network equipment from overheating and crashing this summer:

  1. Tidy up the server room; a neater room will increase airflow.
  2. Keep the doors to the server room closed and seal off the space.
  3. Make sure cold air reaches all the equipment.
  4. Have a redundant A/C unit that is specifically designed for computers.
  5. Buy a rack enclosure where the cooling is built into the bottom of the rack.
  6. Keep the temperature at no more than 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Consider virtualization or cloud computing so that you are generating a lower    amount of heat in the first place.

Don’t let the summer heat get you down. Protect your server and computer
equipment from frying with our FREE “Beat The Heat” Network Audit.

Contact us to schedule your “Beat The Heat” Audit today, or give us a call at 512-814-8044.