Benefits of Colocation Server Cabinets
Colocation servers are vital to the continuity of many business websites, particularly those that receive high traffic. When a website is hosted by one website and it crashes, the second server kicks in to take over. This prevents interruption of service and keeps the website from ever getting blocked or overloaded.
It isn’t good to just leave servers without some type of containment, though. For better performance colocation server cabinets are a wise choice. These cabinets keep the servers contained, but there are several other distinct advantages to having them.
Many website owners will take aggressive steps to ensure the security of their network – online anyway. When it comes to preventing people from accessing their network from the actual server, it just doesn’t cross some site owners’ minds. However, a server cabinet allows the owner to lock up the servers through the use of locked panels. It keeps unwanted people from accessing the network, keeping the servers much more secure.
Servers perform better when they have proper airflow. If the air vent to the server has an obstruction, it could cause the server to overheat. At the very least, the increased temperatures will cause the performance to drag. This can happen quite easily when a server is sitting on a table top or desk. If the servers are pushed against a wall, each other or other equipment it can block the air flow. A server cabinet eliminates that, keeping the servers away from walls and other equipment, allowing the air to flow freely.
Better Accessibility for Maintenance
Cables and cords can get in the way. Servers can be difficult to maneuver, particularly if the technician has to crawl under a desk to maneuver around a desk or shelving. A server cabinet puts the server right where it needs to be. The cords are in not in the way and there is nothing obstructing access. Many cabinets have wheels and even slide out shelves making maintenance a breeze.
A server on a desk or table is vulnerable to damage. Things can get spilled on it, it can get shoved against the wall and overheat, it can get knocked off – there are any number or accidents that can happen. A server cabinet acts as a layer of protection, preventing many of these things from happening. The servers are secures in the cabinet and fully contained.