Delta-T is the difference in temperatures between two temperature sensor readings at different locations of a cabinet. It is a metric used to measure the inlet temperature of IT equipment compared to the heat emitting from IT equipment.
Delta-T should be monitored for each cabinet in your data center to help balance airflow volume, identify hot spots, and maintain a safe environment for IT equipment. This will lead to maximizing your cooling capacity, reducing operating expenses, and deferring capital expenditures.
Real-time data from temperature sensors in conjunction with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software can provide automatic Delta-T calculations to ensure the environmental health of your data center. With DCIM software you can, see hot spots at a glance, know when to increase/decrease temperature set points, easily manage to your thermal envelope, and simplify how you manage airside economization.
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