The Vertiv Geist SwitchAir is a passive airflow management device with channels providing a dedicated path for cold aisle air to flow to the intake of the switch, using the on-board fans of the network devices to pull cool air from the front of the cabinet. The SwitchAir also creates a barrier preventing recirculation of hot exhaust air from the hot aisle from entering switch intakes
Network switches, load balancers and routers typically sit at the top and back portion of the rack, away from the cold aisle airflow at the front of the cabinet. This placement makes it difficult for cold air to flow from the front of the rack to the air intakes of the network switch equipment, increasing chances of failure over time. If network equipment begins to overheat, blanking panels are commonly removed from the front of the rack in an effort to provide cool air to the device. This ultimately results in recirculation of hot air into the cold aisle potentially increasing the intake temperature of other devices in the rack. SwitchAir helps prevent failure by channelling cool air from the front of the rack to the air intakes regardless of where the equipment is mounted.
Passive SwitchAir™ provide a dedicated path for cool air to travel to the air intake of the network switch.
Active SwitchAir™ utilize internal fans to pull cool air from the front of the cabinet to the air intake of the network switch.
Provides a path for cool air to travel to the intake of network switch equipment.
Create a barrier to effectively prevent hot exhaust air from entering switch intakes.
Easily install the SwitchAir into the front of the cabinet in the same U space as the network switch equipment.
Utilize the SwitchAir Finder to identify the SwitchAir with the airflow pattern needed for installed network equipment.
Which SwitchAir™ is right for your switch?
The SwitchAir provides cooling solutions for a wide range of switches and airflow configurations. To determine the SwitchAir that is right for your device, please see below breakdown for side, front or rear cooling. If you are still unsure than please contact us and we will be more than happy to suggest and recommend the correct solution for your environment.