Welcome to The Rack & Cable Company UK Limited
DATA CENTRE SERVICES YOU CAN RELY ON
We are specialists in Datacentre Design, Build, Operation, Transition and Transformation, Automation, Strategy, Process, Standards, Change, Risk, Datacentre Services, Optimization, Implementation, Rationalisation and Consolidation.
“A Business partner of choice where your Datacentre is concerned”
About the company
We offer a range of Datacentre services, all designed to help your company reach its potential. Whether you’re looking for a simple server installation, a decommission project or complete overhaul of the Datacentre strategy, we have you covered. We are here to work with you to achieve your Business strategy through Optimization, Rationalisation, Transition, Transformation, Implementation, Installs Moves Adds Change and Decomms.
Each company is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your business reach its full potential. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you – your industry, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.
Your datacentre hosts your critical I.T. Systems which are the foundation to your business strategy
Implementation - IMACD
From a simple patch to a complex installation and implementation, we can do all the rack stack, patch, energise, documentation and handover to the wider team for configs and production. We can adhere to all Change Management procedures whether the projects are large rack installs, A Major IT Implementation, Technology Refresh, Structured Cabling and patching requirements. We have the know how to implement.
The datacentre needs accurate documentation such as floor plans, rack elevations, wire maps/patching schedules to aid BAU and projects that enhance and optimize the datacentre services offered to the business.
Decommission - IMACD
As IT Equipment has a finite lifetime there will come a time that you will need to refresh your physical IT assets. From a simple server removal through to a complex rack, row and room decommission, we can do all the derack unstack, unpatch and de-energise reclaiming the space, power and ports for the new systems.
But what to do with the decommissioned equipment and data bearing media such as hard disks, solid state drives, flash card? The Rack and Cable Company can securely and proactively decommission all the required hardware, list, log and securely store the IT Equipment in readiness for a partner company to attend site to collect equipment for disposal or destroy hard-drives on site witnessed by an SC cleared and approved person.
Decommissioning takes two paths – 1) retain for re-use and 2) disposal and destruction. Any data bearing devices including but not limited to HDDs, SSDs, USBs etc are securely processed to be stored for re-use if required or more likely, destroyed on site. We can bear witness to the destruction process. We ensure all non-data bearing devices are securely logged, listed and passed to the specialist vendor for secure transportation to their appointed depot for processing.
As with most assets, control and management can get out of hand. Regular and frequent audits can keep a check on all processes, procedures, assets and inventory ensuring the Datacentre remains optimized throughout its productive lifetime.
Electrical power is likely to be a large bill second to the floor space where the IT Load is located. We can evaluate how and where the power is needed to maximise utilisation . Power optimization may lead to better use of this resource and keep costs low.
Optimizing the cooling to ensure it reaches the I.T efficiently can significantly increase datacentre performance and productivity. How is the cooling delivered, hot aisle/cold aisle configuration, hot aisle/cold aisle containment are all cooling options available that can assist in the long term optimisation of the datacentre which may provide performance improvements and reduce unnecessary costs.
Space planning is a key resource within the datacentre, room, row and rack. Space requires meticulous planning to ensure every room, row, rack and U position is optimally utilised. Irregular rack positions and server deployments may lead to unnecessary and poor installation practices. This in turn costs to put right if not managed or controlled appropriately.
Structured Cabling Systems
Simple cable patches to a complex structured cabling installation and implementation may improve and increase connectivity, decrease latency, improve troubleshooting and diagnostics within the datacentre. Without connectivity, there is no communication to the outside World. Have the right structured cabling system in place and respond to Growth in an instant.
Datacentre performance is key when running a business. An automated datacentres’ performance can be monitored through systems that will alert the engineers for a prompt response should an event occur that impacts the performance of the datacentre. Managing the datacentre performance is key to serving the Business. Call us to talk more on this service.Call us to talk more on this service.
Demand And Capacity
Performance may be impacted if capacity cannot keep up with demand. New installs may be hindered if space, power, connectivity and cooling are used up. We can help the automation process to ensure the datacentre remains in service to the business by generating, creating and implementing reporting tools and processes that enable capacity to meet demand. Remain ahead of the curve, forecast accuratelyCall us to talk more on this service.
Monitoring And Alerts
Receiving timely alerts from monitoring systems could mean the aversion of an incident, outage or impact to the Datacentre. We are able to help select a balanced monitoring system that will allow the datacentre teams to keep a finger on the pulse and pro-actively address any issues before they materialise into incidents thereby keeping the datacentre online for business. Call us to talk more on this service.
Future growth of the datacentre needs to align with the business and when the business experiences growth, the datacentre should be able to grow with it. Whether this means decommissioning legacy systems and implementing virtualisation and other technologies or procuring additional power and space, automation may help in making the right decisions. See the future and respond accordingly. Call us to talk more on this service.
Awards & Accreditations
Standards & Technology
Datacentre Standards & Practices
Following and adhering to the most current standards and Datacentre best practices means that your Datacentre will be maintained to the highest calibre and quality of Datacentre facilities through the highest level of quality assurance, SLAs and KPIs.
The best practices and processes ensure that all who work on the facility will have a Right First Time approach and that a smooth and seamless operation will flow. All Datacentre Practices, whether installations or decommissions have the highest levels of Quality Assurance to give confidence to the customer.
Tools and Technology
Any datacentre can be significantly improved in terms of its operations and performance with the right toolset and the relevant technology.
Balancing tools and technology allows the Datacentre users to get the most from the facility in its entirety. Stretching the datacentre with the tools and technology will have a significant impact on the Return on Investment that has been placed.
Through the use of DCIM, DCAM, Inventory, Audit, Database, MS-Excel, MS Access, visibility into what is happening in the datacentre becomes clear.
No datacentre user should be blind as to whats happening within the datacentre environment. Have the facts, have the statistics and have the reporting that will enable you to make the right business decisions.