Liebert Case Study - Cobb Country School District


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Cobb County School District

Many of the servers on the Cobb County School District’s wide area network were running in dangerously hot environments, according to tests conducted. Temperatures in 49 of the 102 cabinets tested – one at each school building – were found to be above 93°F.

Case Summary
Location: Georgia, USA


  • Liebert Foundation MCR (Mini Computer Room)

Critical Need
Create efficient data center cooling for a distributed network serving a large school district in Georgia.

“The Liebert Foundation Mini Computer Room was just what we needed,” said Osterholt. “Installation was easy and required fewer trades than custom roof-top additions. And each enclosure is portable.”

A single Foundation Mini Computer Room was ordered to test system performance. It consistently maintained an optimum interior temperature. That demonstration was followed by an order for 48 units and then an additional order of 14 units.

CNS warehoused the enclosures, delivering them as needed to designated school buildings. A typical installation took about two hours, usually during the morning, and was preceded by the installation of a new electrical circuit and data drops.

“I’m very happy with the results,” said Osterholt. “Any other data center solution would have taken months longer and cost much more.” Just as important, he concluded, “Our Foundation Mini Computer Rooms have been very reliable.”

 To read more, download the Cobb Country School District case study.