Outfitting a complete data-center installation requires more than just servers, storage and switches. IT managers must also account for power and cooling, and systems management needs to help ensure that the data center is both functional and efficient. The Dell™ data-center infrastructure portfolio includes rack enclosures and accessories, console switches (KVM), consoles (KMM) and power products (PDU and UPS).
- Dell rack enclosures can help maximize available space by housing servers, storage and peripherals in a high-density environment. The design of the rack provides solid segregation between the front and rear of the cabinet, minimizing internal recirculation.
- The PowerEdge Energy Smart Containment Rack Enclosure provides even distribution of airflow to all equipment installed in the rack. A tight brush seal around its lower perimeter couples the rack to the floor, enabling the IT equipment to control how much air comes out of the floor.
- Dell rack accessories include cable management, blanking panels, ReadyRails™ tool-less rail kits, rack fans, an equipment shelf, a grounding kit and a rack interconnect kit.
- The Dell KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) console switches can control multiple rack-mounted servers from a single interface. Local and remote access to your data center is provided through an onboard web interface, and a Dell KMM (keyboard, monitor, mouse) console can provide a local management station within your data center in the same U-space as the KVM. At dellkvm.com, you can compare the features of each offering and select the best model for your deployment.
- Dell PDUs help provide reliable power distribution in a rack enclosure from low-amperage single-phase circuits to high-power three-phase solutions. At dellpdu.com, you can choose the configuration you need for your environment.
- Dell UPS backup systems are available in line-interactive and online models in tower and rack-mount styles. At dellups.com, you can decide which Dell UPS is right for your needs.
11 Feb 2011