Feb 13
2017

ENVIRONMENT & CHALLENGES Unlike a standard environment for networking equipment, manufacturing plants and warehouses face the unique challenge of dirt, dust, and debris particles. When these particles enter servers or networking equipment they can cause a great deal of damage. If the networking equipment produces additional heat it can be an even greater challenge to […]

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Jan 31
2017

ENVIRONMENT & CHALLENGES When planning your layout for IT/Networking equipment in an open space or front office not only do you need to consider your employees, but any customers, clients, and through traffic as well. Common challenges include rack-security, excessive noise production, thermal airflow management, aesthetics, and location based on a limited footprint. Without a […]

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IT and Data Center Expert
Jan 13
2017

IT Professionals are always looking for the must-have items ready to use on short notice. Typically this IT utility belt includes tools, various rackmount screws, replacement fans, cable management, and a few blanking panels.¬†Rackmount Brackets aren’t usually in the mix, but these small pieces of hardware are a lifesaver in the server room, data center, […]

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POSTED IN Server Rack
Jan 02
2017

As power requirements increase, so does the heat that is being produced. Most IT equipment runs safely at an ASHRAE 80 degree standard, but even at this temperature, it can be difficult to keep a room, a rack, or a single server running¬†within this range. Below are a few options based on your setup that […]

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IT and Data Center Expert
Dec 19
2016

Not all server racks are made equal. Each rack has unique features and elements that serve a purpose. For a security server rack enclosure you would not select an open frame rack or really any rack without locking sides and doors, but further still there are many features and options available that emphasize security. 1. […]

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