Welcome to The Rack & Cable Company UK Limited

High quality professional datacentre services YOU CAN RELY ON

As a provider of high quality professional Datacentre services we are specialise 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”

Specialist Datacentre Services

Our range of high quality professional Datacentre services that we have designed will 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 it covered. We are here to work with you to achieve your Business strategy through optimisation, rationalisation, transition, transformation, implementation and IMACD (Installs, Moves, Adds Change, and Decommissions).

Implementation • Optimisation • Automation

Each company is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your business reach its full potential. We deliver high quality professional datacentre services, tailored to you – your industry, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

Datacentre Services

Your datacentre hosts your critical I.T. Systems which are the foundation to your business strategy

Refresh

Cabling refresh, patch panels and in rack patching can get out of control over time. A fresh set of eyes can help see the patches that are in use and those that are not. Those that are not can be removed and this can recover ports and patch cords. What about the End of Life IT kit that remains within the environment? A refresh programme and any decommissions can take care of any End of Life kit.

Replenish

Your datacentre is a high value resource. Replenishing its tools and technologies, parts, cables, cage nuts and bolts, blanking panels, cable management panels and so on can mean the difference of meeting a deadline for an install. Keeping the right accessories and stock on site allows projects to be delivered smoothly and seamlessly. The Rack and Cable Company can restack, refresh and replenishment your datacentre effectively and efficiently.

Restack

Has the IT kit in the racks become sparsely spaced over time with unequal spacing between hardware? This could mean that new hardware may not easily fit into the rack space. Why not co-ordinate a restack to re-order the kit in the rack. Blank out the vacant Us’ with blanking panels. A restack can allow for rackspace to be consolidated and more U space per rack per room can be recovered for future use. This can also be performed through a room refurbishment.

Datacentre Implementation

Implementation - IMACD

From a simple patch to a complex installation and implementation, we can do all the rack stack, patch, energise, documentation and then handover to the wider team for configs and production. We can adhere to all Change Management procedures, whether the projects is a Large Rack Install, Major IT Implementations, Technology Refresh, Structured Cabling or Patching. Our high quality professional datacentre services are here to help you achieve your business objectives.

Documentation

The datacentre and its IT Assets needs accurate documentation such as campus, building, & floor plans, rack elevations, wire maps and patching schedules. This aids BAU and projects that in turn enhance and optimise the your datacentre services. Accuracy of other important documentation includes;

  • Proof of Delivery (PoD) of IT Hardware
  • Records that show the secure storage of the IT Assets whilst in secure stores
  • Chain of Custody (CoC) as assets pass between persons, teams and buildings that allow tracking and traceability
  • Decommissioning of Hardware

Secure storage of and the maintaining of all relevant documentation/records until a disposal event is scheduled is vital. A documentation trail concludes when; 

  • All of the decommissioned IT Assets are disposed of by the ITAD Vendor
  • HDDs and SSDs are destroyed on site, beyond an unrecoverable state, resulting in and evidenced by a Certificate of Destruction.

     

This list of documentation is key to the ‘end to end’ (Cradle to Grave) management of IT Hardware from Proof of Delivery, through to the receipt of a Certificate of Destruction. Compliance with data protection and security provides the best assurance against data breaches.

Decommission - IMACD

IT Equipment has a limited lifetime and there will come a time when 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 can you do with the decommissioned IT equipment and data bearing media? Hard disks, solid state drives, flash cards store critical and vital company data that is a valuable asset which you don’t want it to end up in wrong hands.

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 and collect it for disposal or destroy hard-drives on site, witnessed by an SC cleared and approved person.

Decommissioning IT Hardware takes one of two paths;

  1. Retain the hardware for re-use
  2. Disposal and destruction

Data is a Key Asset

IT assets inherently processes, persistently stores and transmits and receives data which is key asset, and needs to be secured, protected and destroyed beyond any form of recoverability when IT Systems reach end of life, end of support or if they become faulty.

We can separate the data bearing devices from the parent hosts whilst maintaining the relationship throughout using an audit trail and record keeping. Any data bearing devices, including but not limited to HDDs, SSDs, USBs are securely processed so that they can be stored for re-use if required, or more likely, destroyed on site. Our team will bear witness to the destruction process, ensuring that all non-data bearing devices are securely logged and listed. Once these processes have been completed the devices are then passed to a specialist vendor, for the secure transportation to their appointed depot for processing.

The Rack and Cable Company can proactively manage the whole decommission process, including validation, verification and data centre asset decommissioning. We will also oversee and supervise 3rd party IT Asset disposal vendors and reconcile all decommissioned assets as they are destroyed or disposed of.

Audits

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.

Datacentre Optimisation

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