Server Room Build-Outs (MDFs/IDFs)
Basically, server rooms are a significant space for numerous businesses’ Information Technology (IT) departments. It houses critical rack equipment, network devices, and servers that contain a lot of company data. Therefore, it is vital to have a well-constructed and organized room to ensure efficiency. Numerous factors go into a server room build-out, and so it’s often best to get professional help in putting it together.
Designing a Server Room Build
Without experience, knowing the best way to design or layout a server room can be difficult. Fortunately, we are here to help with that. We are experts when it comes to creating efficient designs for server rooms. A significant part of this is rack organization and flow. We put together racks in the most logical workflow path to ensure peak efficiency. Our primary goal is customer satisfaction, which is why we will work closely with you to create the best room for your business and workflow.
The Importance of Cooling Server Rooms
Far too many businesses have server rooms that are running too hot. Cooling is one of the essential parts of maintaining servers and keeping everything functioning. We have great cooling options as part of our build-outs. The cooling option designs we use are durable and able to keep up with running 24 hours a day. This way, you can be confident that your data and equipment will always remain in a safe environment.
Proper Cabling is Critical
As with any part of a network, cabling is the most critical part of the foundation, even to have a server room. Improper cabling can cause lost time and money and damage equipment. There are two common types of cabling methods used, with the first of these being Point to Point. Point to point is where cables are run from each piece of equipment or rack to contact each other. Unfortunately, this creates a tangled web of wires that can become a hazard and lead to significant issues. Furthermore, if a connectivity issue does arise, it becomes difficult to locate the source of the problem.
Here at Network Connections Inc, we used the second cabling method, Structured. Structured means we practice good cable management and connect everything to a central control unit called the Main Distribution Area. This makes organizing the cables and room easier, as everything will be running in the same direction. The MDA can make changes, additions, updates, and more.
Proper cabling is necessary for a server room, especially large-scale rooms. For instance, it would be complete chaos if something like a Google server room did not practice quality cabling.
Ready to Get Started on Your Server Room Buildout?
Are we looking to rival the Google server room? Then, call us here at Network Connections Inc. We love what we do and have been doing it for nearly thirty years, which has made us experts on server room buildouts and everything else network related. We have multiple package options available to accommodate your preferences and budget. If you have questions about our server room buildouts or other services, call us at (215) 442-5533.
We look forward to speaking to you about your next project and seeing how we can help.