Did you know that we now create more data and information in two days than we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003? According to Google’s Eric Schmidt, that is our reality. Companies are generating data constantly throughout the day, as well as small businesses, schools, hospitals, and virtually every established entity in the world. Even individuals collect data via their phones, computers, and mobile devices.
The data that is collected is often worth a fortune because it holds key statistics, information, and facts about any given company, group of people, or person. This data can either be held in the cloud, or many cases, is housed in an onsite data center. These data centers are filled with servers, computer systems, and other components that are carefully maintained with security systems, and cooling mechanisms that ensure the servers and computer systems do not crash, because climate can greatly impact the energy output of a server room.
In order to ensure that the servers are housed in optimum temperatures, many data centers are equipped with small server racks, as well as larger ones that come with a server rack enclosure. A server rack enclosure helps keep the servers compact, yet also allows for the necessary airflow to keep them from overheating. Some server rack cabinets come with vertical mounting power distribution unit capabilities so that they can be fixed without interfering with air circulation.
An advantage of using server racks is that they do not take up a lot of floor space, and they can also house multiple servers. Portable server racks can be beneficial in a data center, particularly if a move occurs. These racks come with wheels at the bottom, and can also be designed with narrow, short, or tall casing to fit into awkward spaces. They are ideal for placing a server rack in a temporary location, such as a closet, or under a table.
A properly maintained server room and quality rack enclosures can ensure that all data is securely stored. Everyone relies on data to make informed decisions, monitor revenue, and track daily transaction, especially large corporations. The careful protection of this information is critical, making server rooms and data centers an important part of running a business successfully.