The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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Managing Deployment and Ensuring Security throughout the PC Lifecycle

To successfully navigate workforce transformation, you need to consider both IT and end-user needs. Upgrading your hardware, and “right-sizing” it to fit your workforce only solves half the issue. On this video meetup we discuss the logistics, both operational and security that you’ll need to consider when managing your organization’s PC lifecycle, as well as how Dell can help get you there. This panel includes, Ian Haynes, Product Marketing Manager for Dell EMC and Jason Christensen, Dell EMC Product Development Manager.

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PC Lifecycle Management Interactive eGuide

Dell’s approach to PC Lifecycle management is designed to help customers make the change from IT maintenance to innovation all while controlling their PC infrastructure costs. With this eGuide IT professionals will learn how to deploy, secure, and support PCs with unparalleled efficiency leveraging Dell’s industry-leading hardware, services, and security solutions. Access the eGuide from Dell and Intel® and you will learn:

  • Why IT needs to take a different approach PC lifecycle management
  • The four critical stages of the PC lifecycle (Plan, Deploy, Manage, and Retire)
  • How to partner with Dell to strategically migrate to Windows 10
  • What solutions can help in each phase to reduce costs and increase IT productivity
  • The latest security solutions to protect data and employees

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Managing and Securing Mobile Devices for Dummies

Look around you. Everybody relies on their smart devices to do work. The coming of age of mobile devices see them swiftly replace conventional work methods. On the other hand, their very mobile nature and high user dependence makes them a juicy prey to thieves and hackers. The vulnerability of these devices and their stored data heightens their stakes for organizations, who demand a sensible and robust device management practice from the IT.

To help you keep up with advancing mobile technology, while protecting corporate data and assets, ManageEngine gives you a definitive direction in the latest ebook on Managing and Securing Mobile Devices. You will get a contemporary and holistic understanding of mobile device management and security. With Managing and Securing Mobile Devices For Dummies, you will learn about:

  • Managing a diverse mobile environment
  • Addressing present-day mobile security challenges
  • Integrating BYOD and corporate-owned devices
  • Best management and security practices
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Best Practices to Effectively and Efficiently Deploy PCs and Other Assets

How can IT put PCs in the hands of their users without draining staff time and resources? IDC has put forth a deployment optimization model to help IT organizations understand how to deploy systems in less time, with fewer resources, and with better results. The model provides plenty for IT professionals to think about, including the wisdom of leaving some or all of the tasks to deployment experts who deploy PCs all day, every day.

Join this on demand webcast today to learn about IDC’s view of the PC market, powered by Intel® Core™ processors, where it is headed, and best practices associated with their deployment optimization model.

Speakers:

  • Rob Brothers, IDC, Program Vice President, Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services
  • Jason Christensen, Dell EMC, Product Manager

Join this on demand webcast from Dell and Intel® today

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Make Sense of Endpoint Malware Protection Technology

The goal of endpoint malware protection is a solution that offers low administrative overhead, low end-user impact and the best available protection. Security and risk management leaders can make educated trade-offs within endpoint protection to achieve two of these three aims.

We understand that it's difficult to address all security needs. Download this Gartner analyst report; we believe you'll learn more about how to overcome these key security challenges:

  • Unclear perceptions turn up constantly, as many techniques have similar names or umbrella terms like "application control," which can vary wildly in terms of actual capabilities.
  • Blending technologies from multiple vendors risks agent bloat and software conflicts, resulting in disabled protection features and less-than-optimal configurations.
  • Not all malware requires an exploit. Users can simply be tricked into downloading and running malware that does not require an exploit.

Read this report to learn what Gartner recommends for mobile security and risk management.

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Make Sense of Endpoint Malware Protection Technology, Ian McShane, 25 April 2017

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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Delphi and C++Builder on Raspberry Pi & SBC

The Raspberry Pi is an example of a single board computer. These low cost hobby or project computers are a prime staple of the Internet of Things. More powerful than an Arduino, but not a full desktop. They often have limited or specialized hardware, but their small size and low cost make them ideal for embedded application development.

Delphi supports both ARM and Intel processors with a variety of operating systems. This webinar will explore the combinations of hardware and operating system that make good Delphi target platforms. Then we will look at some examples and provide some resources to get you started.

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The WLAN Buyers Guide 2016

Today, you are dealing with laptops, smartphones, and tablets, for corporate, guest, and BYOD access, but soon, as IoT ascends to become more than a buzz term, organizations will find a rapidly increasing number of systems and sensors that require network connectivity.

This guide has been designed to arm you with the knowledge and skills required to navigate through the marketing hype and determine what is actually the appropriate solution for your organization through 2016 and beyond. This document will provide you with enough information and key questions to take to every vendor to ensure that you really are getting a solution that is tailored to your own needs.

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Getting the Most from Adobe Creative Cloud with Dell Precision Workstations

Graphic designers, video editors, and digital artists need the right tools and technologies in place to help them to deliver a project from start to finish. Inside this interactive brochure from Dell and Intel®, explore how Dell Precision workstations and Adobe Creative Cloud software applications combine to deliver the industry standard in video editing, digital effects and in-video project management.

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A New Addition to Dells Rugged Latitude Lineup Provides an End-to-End Device Solution for ITDMs

Dell’s new rugged Latitude tablet enhances and expands its end-to-end commercial and rugged PC portfolios, making Dell a compelling choice for enterprises seeking durable, portable and high performance computing capabilities for harsh environments such as military operations, construction sites, extreme hot or cold temperatures, and arid or humid regions. When combined with Dell’s support services, security and management software, and no other vendor can match the end-to-end reliability of Dell’s rugged PCs. Read this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.

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3 Must-Haves for Rugged Devices

A rugged device is just one piece of a complete rugged solution. Support, security, and manageability will keep employees working - in the field, on the road, and in the harshest conditions. For a complete look at what to demand from ruggedized mobile devices, download this free white paper by Dell and Intel®.

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How to Improve Your Adobe Creative Productivity by over 300%

This white paper provided by Dell and Intel® discusses how you can best go about not only upgrading your creative software, but keeping your hardware up-to-date, too. Read on to discover how the right hardware can maximize your productivity and unleash your organization’s creative potential.

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Making the Case for Professional Engineering Workstations

Making the Case for Professional Engineering Workstations is a free paper produced by Desktop Engineering and sponsored by Dell and Intel®. It details the engineering productivity enhancements inherent in professional workstations, breaks down the return on investment and provides real-world examples of how companies have become more competitive and innovative thanks to professional workstations.

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