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Case Study: New Office and Engineering Lab Build Out

Company: Solid-State Storage Technology Company Location: San Jose, CA Project / Building Size: 80,000 sq. ft. Project Type: New Construction, Structured Cabling, and Lab Build Out Project Scope: Mirapath was contracted to provide and install 500+ internal data ports within an 80,000 sq. ft single story building, including user work stations, conference rooms, offices, lobby, [...]

Pre-Terminated Copper Solution vs. Field Terminated Solution

Customers often ask us for a cost comparison between pre-terminated copper solutions compared to field terminated. There are many objective variables such as quantity of ports and distance, as well intangible ones such as ease, flexibility, and time. Based on our experience, here is a quick summary of the pros and cons. To discuss specifics [...]

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. [...]

UPS Selection Guide

So you need a new UPS system and you've already identified the Voltage and kW load requirements for your environment. How do you then decide which UPS to purchase and from which manufacturer? Regardless of the size of UPS you are looking for, there are several factors below that can help you differentiate one UPS [...]

Multiple Rackmount vs Standalone UPS

Scenario: You have been using the 3000VA or 5000VA rackmount UPS units. Now, you are expanding. You need to add a few more racks and another couple of the 3000VA units. Also, you need to replace the batteries on the existing UPS units since it has been a couple of years since initial purchase. Should [...]

Mitigating UPS Failure

Did You Know: UPS battery related failure is responsible for 37% of UPS system failures. What can you do to mitigate UPS Failure? The high discharge rate batteries typically use in large UPS systems have a design life of 20 years, but an average service life of 15 years. Factors that can cause premature battery [...]

KVM Selection Guide

A KVM switch (stands for Keyboard, Video, and Mouse) enables users to access multiple target servers from a single location. There are 3 main types of KVM switches: LCD Drawer is an integrated LCD/KVM solution that allows the users to access the target servers that are attached to the KVM ports.  The targets must be within [...]

Rack Selection Guide: 9 Key Points When Selecting Data Center Racks

Choosing the wrong rack/cabinet for your data center or engineering lab can be costly. What we have seen go wrong: Choosing open frames while trying to have a containment strategy Deploying 2-post and open-frame 4-post racks without having an airflow strategy Not having proper cut outs on the top panel or side panels for cables [...]

Data Center Surveillance: Which Is Right For You?

Secure your data center, engineering lab, and colo space environment against physical threats and intrusions with surveillance cameras. Here are two deployment samples and cost: Entry and Exit Surveillance Description: This system has been configured for Entry and Exit surveillance. All doors to the location will be secured by instant notification as well as 30+ days [...]

Product Review: Raritan Dominion KXIII

Remote server access technology enables the IT system administrators and lab managers a way to access the remote servers, mainly windows servers, without having to be at the physical location. Many rely on software such as RDP or VNC for this purpose when managing data centers, server rooms, engineering labs, and remote closets. While this [...]