Networks Europe Issue 13 January/February 2018 - Page 19

preconfigured cabinets could be supplied with the intelligent access control, using key cards, biometric verification or remote control via IP Smart tips for HD systems As the number of connections in small spaces continues to grow, information is key to preventing errors and fault- finding. Having a complete database and logical map of connections both within and between cabinets becomes a vital part of daily data centre and IT management. Some businesses choose to create their own and others choose to invest in one of the several IPLM (Intelligent Physical Layer Management) systems available on the market. As density increases homegrown solutions will struggle to cope. Modularity within all aspects of the data centre or N G S I N C E /CANNONT4 Micro & Mini Data Centres in 19 server room is key to agility and risk mitigation; modular connectivity, modular cooling and modular power will all facilitate greater operation continuity and greater availability of services. Planning is extremely important – systems that evolve organically from low- to high-density always cause problems, limit growth and ultimately cost more. Room layout, choice of cabinet (size and configuration), patching systems and cable management methods should all be planned with tomorrow’s requirements in mind – this way density increases will be less disruptive and less expensive. The majority of businesses view implementing high-density data centres as an enormous challenge, yet with the correct planning and tools it really doesn’t need to be. When done correctly, it’s an opportunity to achieve more with less. n 1 9 7 8 /CANNONTECHNOLOGIES Modular D a ta C e n t re s Data Centre Design, Build & Construction UR LATEST BROCHURES : SALES@CANNONTECH.CO.UK TOMISING STANDARDS | AWARD WINNING DCiM Monitoring & Control +44 (0) 1425 632600