Build your own home Data Center

Today, it has become very common to build a small data center at home or small business.

In the past, only large companies or industries would have data centers. Now, this has changed, and the number of small businesses creating small data centers has greatly increased.

The data center is the brain of a company. Since this is important and professional, every link in the construction process is important.

To achieve this goal, the data center needs to meet the following requirements.

An upgrade of power: You will need a reliable and clean source of electricity. Also, you need batteries, they will have to support the entire infrastructure for at least 150% of the time it takes for your generator to come online so that if there’s any problem with the generators coming up you have some time to solve it.

A better network: You need more bandwidth, more than 9mb at least, and better network cables. Like high-speed transmission CAT6A cable, You are going to need to have IDS and IPS setup to detect and prevent attacks when possible, as well as DDoS mitigation.

Servers, equipment, racks: A data center’s main purpose is to house the servers needed to support vendor services as well as client websites and applications. Servers are arranged in racks, which can be placed in a specific configuration within the data center for isolation purposes or to optimize cooling.

Cooling: You need to be able to keep your data center area at an even 70 degrees F whether it is 30 outside or 107. If you are using a standard portable AC unit, that’s ok, but if you are using a built-in commercial-style unit that is even better.

No matter what you do you need to make sure that your cooling is tied into your batteries and generator as well. You also need to make sure that you have a secondary cooling solution, just in case that one fails. Also, you will need to be monitoring the temperature, and the recommendation is to have at least 3 temp sensors in each rack.

Also, you will need to be monitoring the temperature, and the recommendation is to have at least 3 temp sensors in each rack.

Security: Make sure no one, except authorized people, have access to your data center. Keyfobs are a cheap option for this setup. A log of access times (both in and out) should be kept. Regarding fire safety, Zion communication also provides fire-resistant network cables and security system-related equipment, Fire-resistant CMP sheathed network cable, There are various types of fire-resistant cables to ensure data security.

You’ll need fire suppression: Your insurance may not cover every accident that happens in your data center. Our recommendation to you is to be careful and to keep your fire equipment on the hand.

Backup: You will need to have backups of all your configurations and all your stuff and of course you'll need to check those backups every once in a while.

All of these components and requirements – physical, virtual, and conceptual – work together in order to support and reach all the services and functions of the data center.

In this way,

power and connectivity are supplied for the servers and associated computing equipment, cooling is put in place to prevent overheating, which is a very important deal, and redundant utilities are utilized to ensure near-constant uptime.

In addition, there are monitoring and security measures in place for protection and oversight, and staff members’ actions are governed by specific policies and procedures to guarantee reliability and efficiency.

When all of these pieces are operating as they should, the data center can effectively support a range of activities and services and provide a place to store important data.

This, in turn, enables data centers to provide the necessary reliability and uptime that allows users to leverage the applications and devices they have come to rely on.

Some examples and ideas to build these projects in homes are:

The always quoted IKEA tables

Have you ever think about using an elegant and nice Ikea table to place your equipment instead of using a standard data center rack?

One of the most famous home data center they have adapted a Swedish furniture chain’s LACK side table to house servers and switches, creating a LACKRack.

Using IKEA tables is a very creative option, but there are better and more professional options, these are the cabinets of Zion communication ’s data center

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you need to do to achieve this project is to be organized, you can start by making a list of things you will need, taking into consideration your company's or business needs.

Contact us, we provide the data center products you need, you can quickly get a quote, ZION will meet the needs of your company or enterprise.

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