In today’s cost-conscious market, maximizing real estate in the data center means having to decide between completely populating your storage equipment or leaving extra room for future growth. Of course, when forced to move, add, or change equipment, a perfectly balanced cabinet can become “out of tune” with the cooling, cabling, or purpose that you had originally intended. That’s why Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) strives to “future proof” many of our storage products, especially cabinets.
Even as computational components such as blade servers become smaller and more efficient, there’s no denying that the sheer amount of new data being created will require more storage. And while we’ve all heard how “the cloud” may reduce initial requirements for on-site storage, the fact still remains that many of us would prefer to have local and easy access to our critical information.
To help meet this increased need, CPI offers a variety of cabinet accessories that help manage higher heat loads due to density, additional cabling, and more robust grounding and bonding as you add equipment. We also offer filler panels, standard movable rails, available additional rails, the ability to change doors, tops, sides, and practically anything else except the actual cabinet size.
When it comes down to it, ensuring your cabinet is half full or half empty may be a matter of preference, but planning for future growth is absolute. If you have any questions, or need assistance with that planning, don’t hesitate to contact CPI Tech Support. We may not own an actual crystal ball, but we sure do work hard to keep up with the latest technology - and just in case anyone does end up building an electronic crystal ball, please let us know – we’ll design a cabinet for it! Tom Bradley, Technical Support Manager