R&M releases handbook for Middle East organisations
170-page eBook available as a free download is about infrastructure and operation of data centres
R&M, the Swiss structured cabling specialist in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, has released its comprehensive 2014 Data Centre handbook to assist planners and operators of data centres.
Available free of charge, the 170-page downloadable e-book, contains detailed and use-oriented answers to all questions relating to the infrastructure and operation of a data centre. It also serves as a reference work on relevant standards, technical terms, trends, applications and compliance issues.
"A secure, reliable data centre which runs efficiently is now a competitive advantage to an enterprise in any industry vertical," said Jean-Pierre Labry, executive vice-president of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa. "High quality products alone will not suffice to achieve trouble-free operation. Nor is it enough to replace existing components with higher capacity ones.
"Well-structured and future-oriented planning is the most crucial prerequisite for the construction, modernisation or expansion of data centres. As a specialist with years of experience in the field, R&M is capable of prescribing ways for customers to achieve such data centre design. This has been our motivation behind the developing and distributing the data centre handbook."
R&M's Data Centre Handbook focus areas include: introduction to data centre and classifications; data centre planning and design strategies; technical standards, risk and compliance considerations; cabling architecture in data centres; integrating active components and network hardware; implementation best practices; and content designed to inform and update data centre and network professionals.
"Every data centre has a different basic structure, which is sometimes not in conformance with standards," said Thomas Wellinger, market manager data centres at R&M. "That is why an individually coordinated selection of all relevant parameters is so vital in planning. This approach is the only way to achieve an efficient and reliable 'nerve centre' that is economically sustainable. Along with its own needs, companies increasingly have to keep legal influences and security standards in mind."