Data Centre / Server Rooms are, contrary to what one might expect, investments changing over time depending on the needs and demands put by IT departments. That is why planning but also the later maintenance regime is a challenge and a kind of standard for running and managing infrastructure like telecommunications. Every change in infrastructure must be reflected both in the physical layer as well as in the cabling/connection inventory in real time, without which data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) is virtually impossible.
Quality & Reliability
When it comes to cabling systems for local networks, passive infrastructure plays an important role in the total reliability of the Data Processing Centre. Only the highest quality solutions guarantee the shortest possible downtime and minimise the chances of maintenance service failures.
The initial installation time for servers and data storage equipment is a key factor when it comes to operating costs when building a Data Processing Centre. What’s more, all the time required for future transfers, supplementation and changes should be as short as possible in order to minimise the service access interruption time.
Intelligent cabling systems allow for integration with the control infrastructure. This ensures greater control and steering of all assets, which further increases the reliability and availability of the Data Processing Centre.
Data Centre systems secure a wide range of services that must be supported by a cabling infrastructure. It is critical to factor in not only contemporary applications but also those that will come in the future.
Data Centre systems are deployed in zones with tightly-controlled environmental conditions making every additional space very expensive. The option of increasing the density of connections reduces the amount of space and the cabinet volume, thus effectively cutting the costs that this entails.
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The installation of elements (often called ladders) is largely dependent on the space under the technical flooring but, as demonstrated in recent years, telecommunications infrastructure is shared with power infrastructure and some is installed under the technical floor while other parts are mounted on the rack cabinets.
Examples of encountered standards during installation work.
Unfortunately, 50% of the installations that we come across are in a pitiful state and look much like this. This requires work to change the ‘standard’, bringing up to the required level, which unfortunately often involves dealing with installations that have to be in operation 24h/7. It took almost 3 days to order, create new LAN connections and bring it up to standard (documented on the photo below). However, the Client had to find additional hours for the maintenance downtime.
One of the rack cabinets containing ready elements after reconnecting to high quality LAN.
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