Cooling a Network Wiring Closet

Wiring closets are an integral part of a company’s network. They house network and telecom equipment such as servers, switches and hubs used to connect branch offices and other remote locations to the main distribution frame (MDF).

These small spaces are generally not ideal environments for IT and networking equipment. While some wiring closet locations are planned to house IT equipment, many of them just evolve into network closets over time due to company and/or network growth demands. Because they aren’t designed to house IT equipment, they often lack the ventilation and cooling necessary for equipment to function properly and safely. Even minor temperature changes can affect network reliability, so it’s imperative that these closets maintain safe operating temperatures. [Read more…]