There are different options to be aware of when it comes to aisle containment. Depending on the specific data center, some will use cold aisle containment, while others will use hot aisle containment. Partial aisle containment is an option that improves cooling efficiency within the aisles of the server room and does not require massive modifications to the existing fire mitigation system
Hot aisle/cold aisle is a layout design for server racks and other computing equipment in a data center. The goal of a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration is to conserve energy and lower cooling costs by managing airflow. Both hot-aisle and cold-aisle containment provide significant energy savings over traditional uncontained configurations. Take this quiz from Instor and test your knowledge of containment.