Question #1 – A question about airflow

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We have recently been asked if mounting equipment vertically in our Armarac has any effect on airflow through the equipment – are any of the air vents blocked?

Our answer:

By default rack-mount servers take in air along the front, and expel at the rear. The Armarac Vertiblades are clear top and bottom so when a server is mounted vertically the airway is open – our forced air circulation comes in at the top and expels at the bottom, providing correct front to back cooling as in a data centre.

Some switches and network devices have side fans. Our new Modula has side air vents in addition to the regular front-to-back airflow, and our Classic can be adapted for these special requirements.