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Top 5 Cable Management Tips | Rackmount Solutions

We’ve all seen the horror… the spaghetti, the Medusa of the data center, cable mismanagement so dire it’s hard to look in our server racks direction. The good news is that it’s all completely fixable with a little bit of time and few best practices. By following these simple 5 cable management tips, you should …

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Are Raised Floors Obsolete in a Data Center?

Raised flooring is by no means obsolete. While there are ample reasons to lean towards slab flooring, there are also many benefits to a raised floor solution. While it’s perceived that running cabling underfloor takes up too much space (height-wise) in the data center, running them overhead frequently takes up just as much space. If …

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Best Efficiency Improvement for your Money!

What types of data center equipment upgrades provide SMEs (Small and Midsized Enterprises) the greatest efficiency improvement opportunities for the money spent? One of the most inexpensive upgrades an SME can make within their data centers is to invest in an appropriate and strategic rack/cabinet layout. When trying to pinpoint airflow inefficiencies, it’s easy to …

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High Density Power in the Data Center

Today’s high density data centers also need a high density power infrastructure. Why are high density PDUs and other power equipment necessary? With the majority of servers and other equipment designed for high density applications, it has become crucial to ensure that data center managers are knowledgeable about the density requirements of their power products. …

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Data Center Design – Scalable and Flexible

What are some primary areas of focus concerning data center design? When planning your data center design, it is important to consider scalability. Whether you use all of the allotted space from the start, or a more modular approach, it is vital to make sure you plan with scalability and flexibility to prevent having to …

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