Some dell servers going in for a client. Cisco 3063 switches, Palo Alto firewalls. The yellow and red power cables denote A and B power.
From our friends over at Lifeline Data Centers
We’re making incredible progress on our new, state of the art Data Center located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We’re looking forward to meeting local press, officials, and the business community so we’re putting on a free lunch where you can get a sneak peak into this historic facility! Co-owners Alex Carroll and Rich Banta will be available to discuss any questions you may have regarding the technology behind the data center and why Lifeline selected Fort Wayne as its newest location.
Lifeline Data Centers is welcoming the Networking and Information Technology Association of Fort Wayne for their meeting! Please check the NITA website for benefits and membership information.
Old school telecom style cable lacing in a telecom data center.
Data center in a box.
Looking to add some raised flooring to your data center?
If you want to read about the great data center debate of raised vs slab flooring.
27,000 Intel cores. 190 Terabytes of ram.
Recently I was asked techniques for soundproofing a server room to keep the noise down in a small to medium-sized office. Before the discussion dives into the article, there are a few things to keep in mind
1. Don’t let the soundproofing aspect overtake the airflow aspect. Airflow is critical.
2. Make sure your solution meets fire and building codes.
3. Mass always wins when it comes to soundproofing.
Now on to some ideas.
Ceiling tiles are typically sound absorbent, but you can get some with higher absorption than others.
Soundproofing on the cabinet
For those of you familiar with high-end car stereos know products like Dynamat and other sound deading materials. The work in two ways. The first is by adding mass to what the are applied to. Secondly, they are made of materials specially designed to absorb sound. There are many kinds of these on the market. One such product is here on Amazon
Keeping the air conditioner on a decent setting can cause the fans in the equipment not to work as hard. If the device is getting cooled the fans may not have to spin at higher RPMs to move air. Proper airflow through your cabinets and racks helps greatly with this. If you have your equipment taking cold air in from the front, where maybe a vent is in front of the cabinet door, this can greatly help.
Supplementing your cooling with a slow moving large fan. Large fans spinning at low RPMs can move just as much air as smaller fans spinning at higher RPMs. If your server room needs help this could be an option.
Proper cable management is also essential for airflow. The better the air moves through the equipment the cooler the equipment will be. As stated above, cooler equipment means fans are not spinning at high RPMs generating noise.