While some may view building a rack as a DIY kit approach, designing and building a rack that balances complex, interacting elements requires experience and expertise. Joel Wineland, CTO of Rackline, explores the importance of using a factory integrated rack approach for rack-level deployments.
Proper cable management isn’t an option—it’s a necessity. And it should be planned ahead of time. Shad Sechrist of Belden, presents three considerations for data center design – which is never black and white.
Compute and storage are typically the priority in micro data center racks, so cooling, uninterruptible power supplies, batteries, security, and fire protection must all compete for whatever space is left. In this white paper, Viking Integrated Safety outlines their 1U fire protection solution that provides smoke detection and residue-free extinguishing.
The complexity of integrating new equipment into a rack can equate to long lead times for the deployment of new services or solutions. In a new white paper, ASA Computers explores how optimized pre-integrated racks sent directly from the factory can reduce solution deployment times.
Configurable cabinets can future-proof investments, reduce the need for workarounds and retrofits and even save energy. Celina Berglund, Business Development Manager at Emcor Enclosures discusses the positive impact managers and operators will see by choosing custom server cabinets and racks that are configured to their exact needs.
In the market of 2020, today’s data center manager is responsible for not only overseeing capacity planning management, but also ascertaining the capability to determine, drive and report on energy efficiency. A new white paper from Server Technology defines 10 things every data center manager should know about power and identifies key considerations for the data center planner and operator, regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
After significant growth, Xfernet, a Los Angeles-based colocation, needed to move its facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and limited footprint for new cooling equipment. Chatsworth Products’ John Thomas highlights how the California colocation achieved higher rack densities and ramped up efficiency by using new data center cooling strategies.
The hyperscale data center of the future will run on 48 volt DC power, according to Google, which unveiled the custom design powering its servers and joined the Open Compute Project to evangelize this vision to the world.