The software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to increase momentum with many companies and vendors jumping on the bandwagon. It’s estimated that the global SaaS market will reach $132B by 2020 of which $76B being driven by the small and medium business (SMB) markets and $56B from the enterprise SaaS markets. Learn why this matters.
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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.
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.
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.