Don’t Have a Server Closet But Have Servers?

by | Mar 3, 2010 | jahlberg

Do you have your servers and networking equipment out in the open, the noise is driving you crazy, and you are afraid everything could be easily damaged? Want a “pretty” server rack that also cools and is quiet? You might want to check out the new line of APC Netshelter CX series racks. They come in three sizes and are made to sit in the open. They look good (for a server rack) with wood paneling and enclosed doors.

I often see companies that do not have a dedicated closet for their servers and networking equipment so it is out in the open on a table or shelf. Often the equipment sits on the floor in the corner of an office under a desk or on a shelf system in a public space. This type of setup is by no means optimal and raises the risk of equipment damage and failure.

These units are not cheap, but they are way less expensive than building a room for your equipment or paying for repairs or a replacement when someone accidentally spills a cup of coffee on your server.

If you choose not to have all of your equipment in a off-site collocation facility and do not have a dedicated server closet in your office, you might want to consider picking one of these up.

Here is a picture of the product and you can find more information on the APC site here.

John Ahlberg, CEO, Waident Technology Solutions

John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.

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