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Definition: hot aisle/cold aisle


A server farm floor plan that provides a path for the efficient flow of air conditioning. Rows of equipment racks are positioned face to face and back to back to direct the air flow. The time to create a hot aisle/cold aisle layout is when the datacenter is being designed.




Hot and Cold Aisles
Air conditioning is blown into the cold aisles, and the heated air rises to the return vent.