Thermal, Power And Cable
Management Solutions

Optimize site utilization:

To optimize your data center and enterprise computer rooms, you must monitor power and environment at the rack level. Collecting data at this level provides the granularity to visualize
exactly where you are over-utilizing or underutilizing space in order to maximize site capacity.

Reduce Cooling Cost

In air-cooled data center and enterprise computer rooms, one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing cooling costs is implementing disciplined airflow management practices to isolate and separate hot and cold air within the room.

You should always consider this step if you are out of cooling capacity and/or considering adding supplemental cooling. Chatsworth Products (CPI) has demonstrated that well managed, air-cooled racks can support up to 30 kW of heat load, which well exceeds most standard compute and storage applications. CPI has the knowledge and expertise to help you optimize your cooling results.

Regulatory Compliance

When you think of data protection, you probably think of network solutions, like passwords and encryption. But, data protection regulations, like PCI DSS, HIPPA and FIMSA, also require physical security of data storage and processing equipment. In general, compliance requires equipment to be secured and access to be documented.

Most data centers meet the basic requirements of the regulations with the security at the main entrance and computer hall doors. However, extending access control to the rack level is the most secure method of protecting equipment and the most accurate method of documenting access. It is the last door before the data. This approach not only meets the basics requirements of compliance, but the full intent of the regulations, which is to proactively reduce the risk of data breaches.

Build a High Performance Network

The intentional management of cables to include proper selection, sizing, labeling and dressing of cables will impact network performance. Copper and fiber cables have inherent mechanical properties that are reduced by sharp turns, bends, and twists. Cable management, the creation of intentional pathways and supports for cables, helps maintain the performance of structured cabling systems.

Cable management systems include the overhead trays or ladder used to distribute cabling, the cable managers used to organize patch cords and jumper cables and the racks used to support structured cabling system components and network switches.

Regulatory

When you think of data protection, you probably think of network solutions, like passwords and encryption. But, data protection regulations, like PCI DSS, HIPPA and FIMSA, also require physical security of data storage and processing equipment. In general, compliance requires equipment to be secured and access to be documented.

Most data centers meet the basic requirements of the regulations with the security at the main entrance and computer hall doors. However, extending access control to the rack level is the most secure method of protecting equipment and the most accurate method of documenting access. It is the last door before the data. This approach not only meets the basics requirements of compliance, but the full intent of the regulations, which is to proactively reduce the risk of data breaches.