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Top 5 Products on Every Data Center Manager’s Holiday Wish List
Running a data center is a tough job that’s become tougher due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many IT personnel working from home and social distancing required at the data center, managers have had to find ways to streamline operations.
The right data center infrastructure components can increase efficiency, maximize space, and optimize power and cooling. Here are the Top 5 products that should be on every data center manager’s wish list for 2021.
Racks and Cabinets
Data centers have gotten denser and IT equipment has gotten heavier, increasing the need for racks and cabinets that can handle the load. Low-quality units can easily buckle, particularly when you try to move them. That puts sensitive equipment and the safety of IT personnel at risk.
You need solid-steel racks and cabinets with a dynamic load rating of at least 2,500 pounds. Look for units with dual side panels and split rear doors for easy access to equipment, and modular roof panels that can accommodate large cable bundles, chimneys, and fan systems.
Hot- and cold-aisle containment systems save energy in the data center by isolating chilled supply air from hot exhaust air and by focusing chilled air on equipment. Best-in-class aisle containment systems allow you to choose from steel, aluminum, tempered glass, and polycarbonate materials according to your data center conditions and energy savings plan.
Accessories enable you to customize your aisle containment solution to meet your specific needs. For example, dual sliding doors with a no-threshold design eliminate tripping hazards, while fixed ceiling tiles provide stable mounting space for cameras, horns, and strobes. Enconnex offers a unique tilt window system that provides unobstructed sprinkler coverage by automatically tilting open in a fire.
Power Distribution Units
In today’s data center, you need the ability to manage PDUs remotely. Switched PDUs allow you to power cycle equipment without relying on onsite technicians who might not be as familiar with the equipment or have time to handle the request promptly.
Metered PDUs provide real-time phase, circuit breaker, and outlet-level metering and network monitoring of power loads. Some metered PDUs have alerting features that can notify you when a circuit approaches maximum capacity or some other threshold is reached.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
A UPS is an essential data center component, but not all UPS units are created equal. Units equipped with lithium-ion batteries instead of traditional valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries are smaller, lighter, and require less maintenance. Lithium-ion batteries also last longer than VRLA batteries, further reducing the total cost of ownership.
The Enconnex AC6000 lithium-ion UPS features patent-pending peak shave technology that transfers from the electric grid to battery power during peak loads. This reduces overall energy costs by paying the cheapest rates possible for your power usage.
As organizations push more compute and storage resources out to the network edge, data center managers have a growing IT footprint to maintain. What’s more, edge “data centers” are often just space in a retail store, warehouse, or other facilities that lack appropriate security and environmental controls.
Specially designed all-in-one cabinets provide everything you need to fit out your edge data centers. The entire IT infrastructure can be housed in one enclosed cabinet, with integrated power, cooling, management, and security in a small footprint.
Enconnex: Your Data Center Holiday Headquarters
Enconnex has everything you need to check off your data center wish list. All of our products are designed and engineered to meet the exacting requirements of the world’s largest facilities. Let us show you how we can help you optimize your data center in 2021.
Posted by Enconnex Team on December 15, 2020
Tags: Data Center