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Your company’s computer servers contain huge amounts of important data. They keep your website and your internal systems up and running, which is why it’s so important to protect them. One mistake that many companies make is storing their servers in-house and letting them overheat.

One of the best ways to avoid this is by storing your servers in a secure colocation facility like Coloco. All of the Coloco data centers come with built-in cooling systems that run 24/7. Here’s what happens when your servers overheat and why it’s so important to prevent this.

Why do servers overheat?

Your server is working hard to keep your systems up and running, and they produce a lot of heat in the process. Servers come with built-in cooling systems to prevent that heat from building up, but in some cases, it’s still not enough. If your servers are stored in a small room with minimal ventilation, things will get very hot very fast. This is made even worse during the hot summer months, when your servers will need to work even harder to combat the high temperatures.

What happens when servers overheat?

If your server gets too hot, you run the risk of it completely melting down. It’s likely that your CPU will blow out, which renders the server temporarily unusable and causes irreparable heat damage to other important components. Best case scenario, your system just shuts itself down until someone has to manually turn it back on.  Under this scenario, the server would continuously shut down every time it hit dangerous temperatures until it may not re-start at all.

You can also lose important memory if your server overheats. This can completely corrupt your system, making it impossible to use. Finally, your graphics cards and other parts could catch fire. Not only will this damage your systems, but it causes a serious safety issue for you and your team.

How To Prevent Servers From Overheating

In order to prevent your servers from overheating, you need an advanced cooling system. However, these can be very expensive and require regular maintenance. One of the best ways to get an advanced cooling system at an affordable price is to rent your servers from a colocation center like Coloco.

These data centers have servers with advanced cooling systems. There are also multiple air conditioning systems throughout the building. The servers are monitored 24/7, so there’s always someone available to protect your servers in an emergency.

It’s so important to keep your servers safe so you can focus on what really matters – providing amazing service for your clients. Contact Coloco today to learn more about reliable and affordable server space in the Baltimore and Washington DC area.