April 3, 2020
Server rooms are notorious for being unorganized and unsightly, but having a well-organized room for your essential hardware can benefit your business in more ways than one. Unorganized server rooms don’t just look awful, they oftentimes don’t function as well as they ought to, either. Tangled cables are a major problem and can slow connectivity and make server room maintenance and repairs more difficult.
Without clear labeling and organization, it can be very difficult to maintain a server room, and can make identifying a problem nearly impossible. But organizing a server room doesn’t have to be difficult, and keeping it tidy doesn’t have to take a lot of your time. Let’s look at a few tips for organizing your server room to make it easier to manage.
One rule of keeping an organized office can also be applied to keeping an organized server room. Everything should have a “home”. In a server room, this is most easily accomplished by using server racks. By using racks that are designed to hold electronic equipment, you can get everything off of the floor or table and home your servers in a sturdy and secure space. Server racks can allow you to give everything a proper place, making them easier to maintain and troubleshoot.
Cables are another huge issue for untidy server rooms. Cables can become unruly almost instantly, so having them organized and bundled can save you from major headaches in the future. Cables should be bundled with Velcro or a binding adhesive product and properly labeled so you know what they are coming from and where they are going. Keeping wires under control is a great way to make your server room easier to maintain.
Once you have your equipment safely secured in a rack and cables bundled and labeled, you’ll want to ensure that the temperature in your server room is right. With so many machines in a small space, you can run the risk of servers overheating, shutting down your server room and creating chaos for your business. Likewise, you’ll also want to periodically dust and clean the server room to ensure dirt and dust don’t get inside and damage your equipment.
Tackling a messy and unorganized server room can feel like a daunting task, but a little bit of effort now can save you from major issues in the future. At LanStar Systems, we are experts in our field and offer cabling installation in Maryland as well as other connectivity-related services. If your server room is out of control, give us a call today, we’d love to help!
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