Topics: Cabinets/ Racks, Best Practices

You’ve Stacked Your Server Rack & Now It’s Ready to Roll!

Jeremy Snead Dec 13, 2016 11:21:27 AM

Perhaps you are doing a rack and stack with servers and IT equipment in one location and shipping it to another location, or maybe it’s time to move your own fully loaded racks and cabinets to a new location. In both cases, the end goal is for all the equipment and hardware to arrive safely intact within the cabinet without compromising the structural integrity of the cabinet.  Here are some possible problems and challenges to look out for along the way to keep everything rolling smoothly.

 

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Topics: Cabinets/ Racks

Prevent Future Problems with Tips for Your Rack and Stack Project

Jeremy Snead Dec 9, 2016 1:05:11 PM

A rack and stack seems like a basic procedure that is performed often in server rooms, but if it is done without proper planning, future headaches may be on the horizon. A rack and stack is more than just physically placing hardware into racks and installing cables. It is important to be systematic and methodical about the project. There are better rack and stack procedures that you can implement today to simplify ongoing technical support, and you will thank yourself in the future for applying them to your current project.

 

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Topics: Cabinets/ Racks, Planning and Design

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Server Rack or Cabinet

Jeremy Snead Dec 5, 2016 11:33:46 AM

When investing in servers, IT equipment, and server rack accessories, there are different methods of how that investment will be stored and protected. Every server room has different capabilities and strategies. By answering these three basic questions, you will be equipped to find the best data center rack solution for your specific needs.

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Topics: Management, Powering, Monitoring, Cooling, Cabinets/ Racks, Planning and Design

Losing Data Center Resources? Over-Provisioning Cuts Your Bottom-line

Jeremy Snead Jun 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

 

 

When it comes to data center resources management there is a delicate balance between maintaining uptime and running the system as efficiently as possible to ensure the best bottom-line.  On one side of the equation, if a data center runs past peak efficiency and the system crashes, the financial repercussions of resulting outages and violations of service agreements slash the bottom-line. On the other side, if a data center over-provisions their capacity planning, then money is being thrown out of the window in unused energy. The best solution is to maximize efficiency without compromising power shortages.

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Topics: Cooling, Cabinets/ Racks, Flooring, Planning and Design

5 Issues of Floor Style to Help Plan Your Data Center Design

Jeremy Snead Jun 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM
The debate between raised floors and slab floors continues in 2016. Data centers ultimately must choose a side when designing the building structure
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