Commercial Data Centre: Promoting the Longevity of the Cabling and Infrastructure


The cost of setting up a commercial data centre can be high. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the designed and installed components will provide long-term service. In other words, you should make sure that your developed centre can handle the increasing data handling and transmission demands of your business operation. If you do not anticipate the future requirements, you will be forced to perform frequent upgrades which can be time-consuming and expensive. Here are some simple guidelines to help you promote the longevity of your data cabling and infrastructure.

Consider Your Capacity Requirements

If you are interested in setting up a data centre which can provide reliable service in the foreseeable future, you should consider the capacity of your cables and infrastructure. Often, businesses end up spending a lot of money on upgrading their data handling components as their commercial operations expand. This issue can be attributed to the lack of consideration for the growing need for high power telecommunication networks. In general, you should estimate your data transmission demands for your applications for a specified period such as ten or fifteen years. This choice will allow you to maximise your investment and avoid unnecessary replacement costs.

Plan for Your Power Supply Needs

You should choose the right powering equipment and connections for your data centre. If you do not have the most suitable components to handle the electrical demands, your network assets will become more vulnerable to damage by power. In simple terms, most elements in a data centre are sensitive to electrical instabilities.

Consequently, if the supply is not steady and reliable, they could receive significant damage and fail prematurely. Choose power equipment and components in the right size to handle your current and future demands. Also, you should invest in electrical safety devices such surge protectors and UPS units to prevent damage due to brownouts and blackouts. If your data cabling and infrastructure is safe, you will cut your repair and maintenance expenses.

Promote Optimal Cooling 

Finally, you should invest in an ideal cooling setup to ensure optimal temperature control in your data centre. If the temperature in the room is not controlled stringently, your components will fail and necessitate replacement. In general, you should install racks and cabinets and place them in a configuration that allows optimal air circulation. Also, you should invest in cooling solutions such as fans, speciality ventilation, chilling systems and ducted containment setups. Remember, these cooling solutions can be expensive to maintain, so look for energy-efficient cooling units. 


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