Is White The Way To Go?

In our most recent data center build out project, we helped design, procure, and install white data center racks. There has been lots of speculation over the last several years whether white is the new black for data center cabinets. Some manufacturers have suggested that white cabinets can save up to 30% in lighting costs. This [...]

February 16, 2017|Racks & Hardware|

Are Your Racks and Equipment Properly Grounded and Bonded?

Grounding and bonding provide a pathway that allows fault current and transient voltages to return to their source. Technically, grounding and bonding mean different things. Grounding is a process meant to protect people against a possible fault in the electrical system. Bonding electrically ties all specified metallic elements together to minimize the differences in voltage. [...]

December 21, 2016|Design & Installation, Racks & Hardware|

Challenges In High Density Rack Deployments

Rack densities continue to increase as customers look to optimize data center utilization and reduce costs. If you can go from 4 x 5 Kw racks to 1 x 17 Kw rack, why not? The savings in real estate and infrastructure (racks, rack power strips, connectivity) are significant. Back of the envelope calculation gave me [...]

June 14, 2016|Power Strips, Racks & Hardware|