Rack Tidy / Cable Refresh
With over 30+ years of experience, Sunspeed are experts at Data Centre and Infrastructure Management. We're here to reintroduce high standards into your messy and disorganised IT environment so it is easier to manage and reduces operational risk.
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Joe – Technical Project Manager
No matter if you have a single rack in the corner of your office or a whole Data Centre, there is no project too big or small. We will give you an environment that is neat, tidy and easy to manage.
Frequently asked questions
Safe and Secure – At Sunspeed, our technical team understand the critical importance of high quality equipment cabling and cable management and work to ensure the whole Data Centre Cabling process including Rack Tidy and Cable Refresh is delivered to be manageable, cost effective and set up for future demands.
Project Coordination – No matter the size or scope, a dedicated project coordinator is assigned to all projects. As the main point of contact whilst a project is in delivery, the project coordinator is responsible for coordinating site surveys, scheduling, briefing the engineering teams and everything in between.
We will run a full technical audit to map out and trace all cables prior to disconnection. We will create a full rack-plan and patching schedule. This means we know exactly how everything should go back together again.
Yes. Most companies will schedule refresh activities out of business hours. This means that their business / users suffers no downtime. Usually we recommend completing works over the weekend or multiple weekends depending on the size and scope of the project.
Each and every project we deliver is aligned to a dedicated technical project manager. Our project manager will be there to support you through every stage of the project. Our project manager will work closely with our in-house engineers to plan and execute the physical on-site works.
Of course. Projects of this nature are a great opportunity to run technical refresh activities. Whether that means consolidating equipment into fewer racks, retiring legacy equipment or introducing new equipment, this is a great time to undertake transformation activities.
Our technical project manager will work with you to understand your full objectives before making recommendations and supporting you in the design of your environment.
We will re-use any specialist / PRO cables however for everything else it’s generally considered best practice to install new cable materials. This is because over time cables can develop kinks and bends which can cause them to stop working if moved. We also often find that one of the reasons IT environments become messy and unorganised is due to the wrong length of cable being used. Part of the process of neatening everything up will involve identifying if the wrong cable lengths and looking to replace these with more appropriate lengths (1m cable for a 1m run. Not a 3m cable for a 1m run).
If however you’d like us to reuse cables or you have existing spares then it’s no problem – We also have a number of techniques to dress cables neatly. If it is decided that new cables should be ordered then we can supply the new materials and ensure everything is labelled correctly.
We are always happy to help, so please pick up the phone and speak to us – our friendly and experienced staff are here to help you make good decisions when it comes to planning your IT Engineering project. You can reach sales on: +44 (0) 1252 377 027 or via our enquiry form.
It has been a great relief to be in such capable hands
Your coordination, the engineers on the day Paul and Ashley, Dan in sales, everything was absolutely brilliant and I am not one to make throwaway statements. We had plenty of other things to keep us busy leading up to and on the day, so it has been a great relief to be in such capable hands. Paul and Ashley were great and extremely helpful and proactive and the service from Sunspeed has been faultless. Kevin – IT Director.
Sunspeed are incredibly detailed and professional
Sunspeed are incredibly detailed and professional. I can honestly say that Sunspeed excel in all aspects, from the management of projects through to the actual delivery teams. The consistency in their service enables us to focus on our areas and ultimately deliver successful project outcomes. Andrew – IT Project Manager.
Pleasure to work with Sunspeed
I am writing this as a note of appreciation for the outstanding service provided. The project was completed efficiently and professionally from start to finish. This type of professionalism and commitment to high standards is greatly acknowledged and it would be our pleasure to work with Sunspeed again for future projects. Peter – Data Centre Manager.