Benefits of Preconfigured Data Centre Cabinets
We live in a world where personalisation has taken on a whole new meaning. From custom suits to custom cars, and even to custom phones – we love personalisation and data centres are not left out of this too. With the constant drive to seek out cost effective and energy efficient processes, Data centre managers are always under pressure to come up with innovative ways of doing things – and one of such ways is using preconfigured data centre cabinets.
If you’re under pressure and tight on time to deploy a data centre, then ordering a preconfigured cabinet could be what you need. Already configured, pre-assembled and packaged with all the components mounted, all you’re required to do is to make final connections and install any active equipment. So, what are the benefits of using preconfigured Data Centre Cabinets?
It saves you tons of labor cost and time
Since the cabinets are already configured, less labor and man time is needed to install and get the data centre live. This eliminates the time required to match components and couple them since all of these would have been done already even before and preconfigured before delivery.
According to a recent study conducted by a leading global data centre service provider, a comparison was made of deploying an 18-cabinet data centre pod using standardised, pre-installed cabinets with a deployment involving traditional method where components had to be unpacked and installed at the installation environment. Comparing the data, it took just 284 labor hours for deployment using preconfigured cabinets while the traditional method took 400 labor hours to deploy. The difference in labor cost was $5140 compared to $7240.
They are designed to meet your unique needs
Ordering a preconfigured cabinet gives you the leverage to request for tweaking or redesigns to accommodate your unique needs. Most companies during the deployment of their network, come to realise they need a back access to rack-mount fiber panel for dressing the fiber without the need to remove the panel. Such cases abound that requires some adjustment to the design of the cabinet. That’s one thing a preconfigured cabinet can allow you do.
Easy to maintain consistency and quality
It is easier to keep a close eye on quality when preloading and packaging the cabinets at the manufacturing facilities than on the installation environment. This is so because skill level varies considerably on the field.
Simple to other identical components
Needs may arise; it could be that the data centre is expanding or you need to simply replace a component where you need an identical new part as the old one. This could be a very tasking endeavor or an easy one depending on whether you had a preconfigured cabinet. Each standardised preconfigured cabinet with its pre-installed components has one unique customer-specific part number and price, making it simple to order identical cabinets when needed.
In conclusion, to be able to compete in this fast paced ecosystem, fast deployment of new and critical infrastructure for data centres is non-negotiable. This can be achieved through using preconfigured data centre cabinets.