Data Center Installations
jgreco at ns.sol.net
Thu May 2 11:21:26 UTC 2013
> I thought maybe there was a secret place to get cool data center layer 1 st=
Yeah, it's called "inventory" ... ;-) Seriously, there's a reason why
it is common to maintain shelving in the data center, and/or storage
lockers nearby. The stuff you use and find usable isn't the same stuff
that I use and find usable, and while I don't know about you, I'm too
cheap to pay top dollar for JIT style acquisition of the stuff I need,
even assuming that there was someplace local that sold it. Easier to
have it on-site.
As for acquiring the stuff in the first place? Yeah, no good single
source. We have a drawerful of current catalogs for various vendors,
ADI - low voltage distributors, often good pricing on bulk cable and
C&H Distributors - General industrial equipment, workbenches,
shelving, storage bins, etc.
CablesToGo - KVM cables, PC and network cabling, power cords, etc
DigiKey - Mostly electronics parts and connectors
PI Manufacturing - All sorts of various inexpensive bits and pieces
for networks and PC's, cables, adapters, etc.
StayOnline - More obscure stuff for the data center, such as C13-to-C14
to mention some of the less-obvious ones, But these days there's a huge
amount of purchasing that goes on entirely through online catalogs etc.
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.
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