The statistics show that in 2014 companies will seek better storage solution for their computing power. But the big question is, how to best organize all the servers and IT equipment? The answer to this question are data cabinets or data racks. They are specially designed to bring order to the chaotic mass of servers, cables, switches, power distribution units and other IT equipment. Data cabinets and racks are a great and convenient storage solutions for your servers, cables and network telecommunication equipment. They offer durability and can be found in a wide variety of styles like floor mount, wall mount and others depending on your IT needs. Here is a little sneak peek at two major trends in data cabinets for 2014.
- Cabinet Size – The need for more cabinet space in data centers is demanding the use of bigger data cabinets (horizontal or vertical), which is the next big trend in this industry. A recent IMS research has shown that the need for airflow management and the need for maximization of floor space within data centers, requires larger data racks and cabinets. All these data racks differ in size and weight depending on the application.
- Cooling The Cabinet – Boosting airflow by adding more space to a computer rack is essential for the cooling purposes. However, it is only useful to a certain extent. Beyond specific power densities, air does not cool the equipment efficiently. Such example is HPC (high performance computing). This is just one of the many areas in which the cooling is particularly difficult. Hence, numerous computer rack manufacturers tried to implement liquid cooling system. However, liquid cooling system is not even close to unique and innovative means of keeping the equipment cool. For almost all data centers, air cooling is the most effective and economical approach and is most likely that the liquid cooled cabinets will not be the most wanted on the market.
From the above, we can conclude that cabinets and racks in data centers are growing rapidly, mainly because of the need for more IT resources in limited room space. And, on the other side, this increase in resources will require larger server units, higher power densities, a lot more cabling, etc. The result – higher demand for more space and greater cooling capability.