Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tied Down Cabinet in Public Colocation Data Center Facility

Had to do some late night work at the Houston Data Center. While I had the chance I took some ok shots of a beautifully tied down cabinet. It is very hard to get the wiring right in a public colocation facility. This is at Internap where they use a slightly larger cabinet and you can do some wire management. The cabinets are Mid Atlantic and you can put in larger servers and SANS. I hate how at a lot of public colocation facilities the door almost slams the back or front of my servers. Notice the use of Panduit stress relief bars. The wire management that comes will Dell equipment usually does not work well in a public colocation facility. I never use it on 1u servers as this creates a microwave in your cabinet. I also recommend using 208 power where possible less circuits to manage.

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