Hot aisle/cold aisle data center design involves lining up server racks in alternative rows with cold air facing at one way and hot air exhausts facing at the other. As shown in the picture, the rows composed of rack’s fronts are called cold aisles. Typically, cold aisles face cooling system output. The rows that heated exhausts pour into are called hot aisles. Typically, hot aisles face cooling system.
What’s the function of Containment?
Containment of hot/cold aisles and ducting hot air from cabinets prevent cool and exhaust air from mixing within server rooms.
Hot and Cold Aisle Containment