Nowadays more and more business are requiring data cabinets in order to store their servers and IT equipment. Nevertheless, one mistake a lot of individuals and businesses seem to be making is that they forget the accessories that they may need alongside the data cabinet. Imagine how frustrating it is to buy a wall cabinet only to find that the fixtures to secure it on the wall haven’t been bought. In order to ensure that no accessories are ever forgotten again this post will reveal some of the crucial accessories one may need to buy when purchasing a data cabinet.
The first accessory mentioned has already been touched upon is the fixings. If an individual is buying a wall mount cabinet or rack then they will obviously require something to mount it to the wall with. Whether its bolts, brackets, screws or whatever; it is important to make sure that the individual in question has them before they go to attach their brand new cabinet to the wall or otherwise somebody will be left feeling very frustrated.
Another accessory which a lot of people forget about is cabinet shelves. A lot of the data cabinets do not have any shelves inside and thus if somebody is looking to store more than one piece of equipment (which is usually the case) then they will need to purchase some shelves themselves. Again this is something which is obvious yet overlooked, which frequently leads to mass frustration. There are a variety of shelves available in stores and online which means there is bound to be something to suit the size of the cabinet one is buying for.
One accessory which is not essential but it is often highly desired and is a fan tray. There are a whole host of different sized and designed fan trays. Some boast as little as two fans where there are big ones which boast the likes of six fans. If someone is looking for extra cooling for their equipment then this is a great and convenient way to do so.
In addition to this people also need to make sure that they have the right cables for their equipment. Furthermore they should ensure that they buy a power distribution cable in order to ensure that the power utilised in the data centre is managed properly.
So, next time anyone goes to buy a data cabinet, make sure they don’t forget the accessories!