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WIN a £100 Love2Shop Voucher with Comms Express & DataCel

Welcome to another competition! Up for grabs are two £100 Love2shop vouchers courtesy of Datacel.

Entry is very easy, simply LIKE our Facebook page and post the hashtag #Datacel and Follow us on Twitter and Retweet #Datacel. In short you have two points of entry and you can enter as many times as you wish. The competition will be drawn on June 29 when we shall choose two recipients at random. Good luck!

So as with any giver of gifts it is always polite to be introduce to such generous people; ladies and gentlemen a small introduction to Datacel.        

Datacel supply cabinets and racks. As with any great supplier Datacel cabinets are produced with versatility in mind. They are available in black or grey, dependent on your lighting requirements within the data centre and the floor standing cabinets are able to withstand impressive loads of up to 1300kg.

Just in case any of our readers are unsure as to the spec of the Datacel range here are a few salient details.  

Datacel cabinets are used to mount multiple equipment units. IT equipment is manufactured with dimensions to fit in a rack, often referenced as rack-mount or rack mountable, with a standardised height (in multiples) of 44.50 mm or 1.752 inches. This height measurement is also known as one rack unit or a "U." The IT industry considers a standard IT rack structure as 42U tall. Using standard racks, networking hardware or AV equipment can be configured efficiently without requiring floor space or shelf installations. Racks serve a range of placement demands, securing everything from basic equipment to dense computing applications.

One enclosure can be made up of multiple servers, consolidating network resources and minimizing the required floor space. With this style server configuration cabling is simplified. In an equipment rack filled with servers, a special cooling system is necessary to prevent excessive heat build up that would otherwise occur when many power-dissipating components are confined in a small space.

Datacel products:  

Wall Mount Cabinets

Range from 6u to 21u in height and are generally available in depths of 390mm, 450mm and 600mm. These cabinets are also used in small office/classroom/Retail applications but due to the larger size range available, can used to house communications equipment for a small office where floor space is unavailable or security (positioned out of reach) of location is an issue.

Floor Standing Data Cabinets

Range from 12u to 47u in height and are generally available in depths of 600mm, and 800mm. These cabinets are used in applications where a large number of passive devices are required. RJ45 patch panels, Voice panels are the most common products installed in these cabinets. These cabinets are optimised for cabling; therefore they have additional cable entry points and cable management features but have poor ventilation so are not suitable for housing active equipment such as switches and servers.

Floor Standing Server Cabinets

These range from 12u to 47u in height and are generally available in depths of 1000mm, and 1200mm and are used to house active equipment such as switches, servers, UPS's and telephone systems. In larger applications the passive equipment such as patch panels would be housed in a data cabinet whilst all the active equipment would be housed in a server cabinet which offers greater depths, better ventilation and a higher load capacity. Smaller companies and applications would house both passive and active equipment in a floor standing server cabinet.

To assist in supplying the complete solution Datacel have made available a range of PDU's, shelves, monitoring, cable management and more. Securing the network is also of paramount importance and with this in mind Datacel also has a comprehensive range of locking mechanisms available on glass and mesh doors, both front and back.

So there you have an introduction to the great range of cabinets and racks from our current competition sponsors Datacel.

Be sure and enter our #Datacel competition!

Until next time

About Steve Wilkin

Steve is the founder and Managing Director of Comms Express, he doesn't look old enough (he told us to put that) but has been in the Networking Industry for 24 years and counting. In that time he has seen the humble Network become one of the most crucial tools that any modern business has (just imagine your company without one).

He's a family man with a wife and two young Daughters to keep him in line, also he's an avid Spurs supporter (well no one's perfect).

You can follow Steve on Google+