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 [...]

Mirapath Announces International Expansion

Mirapath announced today that it is expanding internationally with the opening of its first European office in Amsterdam, Netherlands to address its global customers’ demand. Concurrent with this new office, Mirapath successfully completed its first European project - a full build out of an engineering lab for a leading cybersecurity company based in the U.S. [...]

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 [...]

Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Building Out Your Data Center White Space

When building out your data center white space, you only have one chance to get the physical layer right! 1) Don't assume all racks and cabinets are the same. I often hear that "any cabinet will do." While I understand that thinking, it's similar to saying that a sedan is the same as a truck [...]

Solving a Lack of Power Feeds for High Density Servers

Background and Challenge Customer is looking to deploy high density racks, 20 servers (possibly more for future growth) per rack. Each server is estimated to consume 1200W per server, split between 2 power supplies. The estimated load per rack is 24kW. Planning to install 2 power strips each rack for A and B feed. Problem [...]