Cabinets & Enclosures: Top Data Center Solutions (Take 2)

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January 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm  •  Posted in Data Communications  •  0 Comments

Managing a data center is no easy feat. From cable-management challenges to space and cooling concerns, there’s a lot to contend with. To get the job done, your data center customers need cabinets and enclosures that are easy to assemble, fit a wide range of layout specifications, reduce labor and energy costs, and meet unique thermal and cable-management requirements.

To help you address the needs of individual data center customers, we’ve wrangled up a few of our most popular cabinet and enclosure solutions:

Legrand Ortronics Q-Series Cabinet

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The Need

In the data center, there’s a lot to juggle, and assembling and installing cabinets should be the least of your worries. In a perfect world, you’d get your hands on a cabinet that could be fitted with ease for all layout specifications. Ideally, you’d also avoid the headache that comes with mounting depth, measuring space at front and rear, and avoiding obstructions.

Claim To Fame

Because Legrand Ortronics Q-Series Cabinets arrive preassembled, they’re ready to perform right out of the box. Available in two different sizes, there’s an option for nearly all layout specifications. Shelf adjustments down to a quarter inch are easy with the 19-inch EIA mounting rails. Alignment and equipment mounting is aided by the vertical RU and front-to-back spacing indicators. From small IT installs to large data center facilities, this cabinet is simply efficient.

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NetShelter™ SX From APC By Schneider Electric

The Need

Data center managers are tasked with cutting energy costs and quickly integrating racks into the environment—all while increasing cable, heat, and power densities. For today’s data center, that’s a tall order. But all-white cabinets allow for lower, more energy-efficient lighting, without sacrificing performance. Because Schneider Electric believes that efficiency and performance shouldn’t be black and white.

Claim To Fame

In real life, all white isn’t exactly practical: T-shirts amass mustard, jeans get dirty, and trucks collect dust. But in the data center, all-white cabinets allow workers to see in low light. When it comes to installation and energy efficiency, the NetShelter SX is a time-saving, energy-slashing powerhouse. This all-white, feature-rich enclosure allows IT managers to quickly integrate racks into the environment and cut energy costs—all while increasing cable, heat, and power densities.

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N-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 Cabinet From Chatsworth

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The Need

For data center managers, a lot’s riding on optimal performance. With data ripping through server equipment 24/7? Well, a glitch in performance isn’t exactly an option. You need a smart solution that delivers all the performance and dependability your data center customers demand. With thermal-management woes, rising energy costs, component wear and tear, and installation holdups, that’s an uphill battle.

Claim To Fame

With the Chatsworth’s N-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 cabinet, installing components and meeting unique thermal and cable-management requirements is a snap. The N-Series also deploys CPI Passive Cooling® technology that isolates hot and cold airflow. So you’ll tackle thermal trouble areas, reduce energy costs, and protect components—without losing your cool.

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Todd Reed, National Market ManagerAbout The Author
Todd Reed, National Market Manager

As National Market Manager at Graybar, Todd’s goal is to find the best products and solutions to help contractors work more efficiently, stay safe on the job, and win more productive and profitable business.

 

 

 

 

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