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3 Factors that Make Open Bridge Racks Different
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Denis Blouin on October 20, 2016

The move to Open Compute is best handled according to a data center’s specific technology needs, budgets and resources, but there was no good rack solution to help data center managers make the transition at their own pace.

Thus, the Open Bridge Rack was born, literally bridging the gap between EIA and Open Compute standards. Let’s take a look at what an Open Bridge Rack offers, and how it’s different from traditional EIA racks and Open Racks.


Tags: open compute

Cabinet Load Ratings: Why They Matter (and Why They’re Changing)
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Denis Blouin on February 02, 2017

To make better use of floor space and decrease operating costs, more active gear is being placed inside cabinets and enclosures. As a result, they’re getting wider, deeper and taller. Just a few years ago, most enclosures offered 42 RUs or 45 RUs of space. Today, however, many cabinets offer 48 RUs of space – and can offer as many as 52 RUs (or more).


Seismic Ratings for Cabinets: Reducing the Risk of Downtime
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Denis Blouin on March 30, 2017

The International Building Code (IBC) dictates that certain facilities – data centers often included – remain operational during and after earthquakes or other seismic events. Based on building type, and how essential a building’s operations are, facilities are placed into four IBC-determined risk categories.


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