Category: <span>data center</span>

What fits in a data center cabinet?

It’s a basic question that I get at least weekly. When estimating cabinets (and PDU), there are physical considerations (space, weight, and design features) and power/cooling considerations. RU Space This is a physical space limitation. Rack Units (RU or just U) are 1.75” measures usually having 3 holes each for mounting equipment. For example, a
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How to Find The Right Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solution

Because Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) touches all functional areas of the data center and affects all data center groups and silos, finding the “right” DCIM solution can be a daunting task, especially for companies with medium to large data centers. This means that someone within your organization, or a trusted advisor from the outside,
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How To Do Application Mapping

You can build application mapping by a series of smaller tasks. Begin by determining the breadth of scope. Next, identify the applications. Then, gather the facts. And last, follow-up on the loose ends. This blog does not cover why one would do Application Mapping or, as DCMWORKS calls it, Application Finger Printing (AFP). That was
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Server Assessment Leads To Network Operating System Consolidation That Saves Over $70K Annually

A client recently hired DCMWORKS to implement Microsoft Exchange. Prior to actually starting the project, a DCMWORKS Server Assessment was performed to discover the information necessary to perform the task. The Assessment • The current network operating system was Novell’s eDirectory • The current email system was Group Wise 2014. • Microsoft’s Active Directory was
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Selecting and Using a Server Lift

Server lifts are used to raise equipment to installation level in a frame (cabinet or rack) or to remove equipment from a frame. Server lifts should only be used on level floors strong enough to support lift and load. If using a ramp, put equipment on a pallet to get it to level floor near
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