What Does In-Row Cooling Mean?
In-row cooling technology is a type of air conditioning system commonly used in data centers in which the cooling unit is placed between the server cabinets in a row for offering cool air to the server equipment more effectively.
In-row cooling systems use a horizontal airflow pattern utilizing hot aisle/cold aisle configurations and they only occupy one-half rack of row space without any additional side clearance space. Typically, each unit is about 12 inches wide by 42 inches deep.
These units may be a supplement to raised-floor cooling (creating a plenum to distribute conditioned air) or may be the primary cooling source on a slab floor.