The right security is very important factor the overall well-being and function of any industrial businesses. Determining how the server rack can effectively fit inside the overall security strategy is very vital and crucial. There are different measures one can take in order to vastly improve the rack security and equipment placed in the data center.
In order to start the discussion, businesses should consider buying server racks designed that consists of locking front and rear doors. They should also have several models that can have this options. There are latest racks that has the option for the provision of a Smart Card – CAC access control. Secondly, there should be environmental monitoring devices installed in order to proactively monitor the server racks.
In addition to allowing engineer administrators to have continuous monitoring of amperage draw per circuit, the water leaks, temperatures and other variables needed, and sending alerts should be automatically done via the SMTP/SMS/SNMP.
The conditions should be able to exceed the established thresholds and numerous environmental monitoring devices that has installed door sensors that effectively support “normally open” or “normally closed” conditions. These should also alert the administrators once a cabinet door has been opened.
In addition to this matter, there are devices existing and available that can effectively work with several docked camera pods as well as sensor pods to accommodate administrators to have continuous monitoring of the server racks as well as rooms. This also includes the recorded audio clips.
If a company is planning to have a new data center built, an engineer might also consider the additional physical security measures in building the new data center far from the main road. It will only allow limited windows existing in the data center, providing that there are secured entrances as well as exists.
The majority of the manufacturers will only allow engineers to carefully select from several options so that the server rack can meet some of the specific requirements of the environment the server rack is being installed. There are now several common areas that an engineer should be able to select across variety of options.
The majority of the manufacturers give several rack shelf options. There are also included adjustable or fixed server shelves that has four-point mounting; also, there are sliding keyboard shelves that has 2-point mounting. These are vented, durable shelves. The shelves can be cantilever or media shelves. You can effectively choose a server rack shelf that has a depth of 6 inches less compared to the overall depth of the rack. Also, if one has 30-inch deep cabinet, you can choose a rack shelf that has a depth of 24 inches.