The BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition concluded just a couple of weeks ago after providing some of the industry's best vendors, speakers and networking activities. We followed up with Chatsworth Products (CPI) booth staff and experts to understand what you and your peers were most interested in discussing while visiting our booth, including your day-to-day challenges and where you found success. We also inquired about which products and solutions received the most attention.
Here is a recap of what you and your peers seemed most interested in learning more about, based on your daily challenges:
What Were You & Your Peers Most Interested In?
Security at the Cabinet Level
Cabinet-level security is the first line of defense in data centers' data protection and security policies—but what has worked in the past is no longer adequate to meet the challenges of the future. The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and tighter compliance regulations have increased the need for enhanced security in the data center.
When assessing or reassessing cybersecurity processes and controls, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) teams should consider the following:
- Are there safeguards in place to control physical access to sensitive data?
- Can access to data be monitored by physically and remotely?
- Is an audit trail showing who has accessed sensitive data and when they accessed it necessary?
Industrial Enclosures and Cooling Options
With the evolution and growth of IIoT and IoT adoption and the need to for businesses to extend their network to the edge, IT teams are having to specify equipment for nontraditional spaces. In these cases, it's especially important to select industrial solutions that can protect sensitive equipment from the elements, while keeping equipment cool.
The sealed design of industrial enclosures does not allow for ventilation needed to cool internal electronics, so a filter fan or cooling unit is required. Proper selection is critical to ensuring high equipment performance and availability, and improved efficiency. RMR enclosures can be specified and purchased with the filter fan or cooling unit you need—and all under one part number.
Advancements in Cable Management
Business IP traffic is expected to grow annually at very high rates. Network engineers and IT teams are being challenged to ensure availability and speed of the network to business users. Understanding advancements in cable management and equipment storage can help you prepare for upcoming network upgrades.
CPI featured many other popular products during the event. If you would like to know more or are interested in what you missed, please read our Solutions brochure or simply leave a comment below.
Posted by Brittany Mangan, Digital Content Specialist at 2/12/2019