How hot should you run your Data Center?
There is a fantastic article today in the IT News (Australia). The article talks about having to balance rising utility costs with the need to keep a Data Center at optimum cooling conditions. Vendors are surveyed to find out what is the “real” temperature range of their products.
The information given is quite interesting however the issue comes down to the warranty. There is a big gray area around IT equipment warranties: what is covered and what is not.
Are most data center managers willing to risk a significant cost savings in their utilities versus a potential IT equipment failure?