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Network Closets have become the key link in any organization's ability to connect to the internet and the cloud. As more and more applications are deployed at the edge of network, and the rapid increase of IoT devices expand, these spaces are truly vital to the functioning of an organization.
At DVL, we specialize in the design, installation, and maintenance of these critical spaces. Many of these spaces were originally janitor closets or small electrical rooms that included a punch down block for a phone system.
Today, these IDF (intermediate distribution frame) IT network closets include the following:
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IT Managers and Facility managers are challenged to keep these spaces reliable and up-to-date. DVL is your partner to help take on the responsibility of your mission critical infrastructure, so you can focus on the mission critical IT systems of your company.
Here are the key components, suggested guidelines, and best practices required for a network closet:
Rule of thumb: One network closet for every 10,000 sq ft of space.
Geist PDU’s (also know as power strips) offer an extensive selection of high-quality, data center power products include upgradeable power distribution units, inline power meters, transfer switches and monitoring sensors. Whether you need basic or intelligent power to help prevent circuits from overloading, Geist has solutions that fit your exact needs.
|Vertiv Geist Rack PDUs|
The Vertiv VR Equipment Rack supports a wide variety of equipment including servers, storage, switches, routers, PDUs, UPSs, console port servers and KVM switches. The Vertiv VR is delivered ready for high density environments to serve your mission critical needs — even as they evolve and change. This rack gives you the flexibility you need with easy installation. Various rack heights and widths are available.
Today's data center cannot be managed in a siloed manner. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is very popular today, but it’s function and definition vary by user. DVL can help you with a comprehensive monitoring software solution, that collects all the data you need to run your critical infrastructure efficiently, and delivers a real-time, integrated view of the entire IT facility and its subsequent assets. Discover how you can make the most out of our innovative monitoring software solutions and expert advice, to gain visibility and management of your data center from the core to the edge of your network
Wireless Monitoring – In order to save time and money, many data centers are considering wireless monitoring for the temperature and power in their racks. Learn more about our Packet Power Products.
Since most equipment will need to be replaced every 7 years, consider a leasing plan that will keep it maintained and upgraded on a continual basis.
In summary, Network Closets are the primary place where Edge of Network applications take place. Fortifying your Network Closet to support these Edge of Network applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices is a challenge that IT managers and Facility Managers confront on a daily basis. At DVL, our Data Center Engineers can assist your company to ensure Network Closets, IT Closets, and IDF rooms are built and maintained to support your technology. Contact your DVL Engineer to perform a Review, Evaluation and to Develop a plan to keep your network closet reliable and efficient to support today's ever changing IT environment.