Dimension Data’s Advanced Infrastructure solutions group has introduced a Portable Facilities Cabinet (PFC), a versatile mobile solution that can be pre-packaged with servers, switches and storage devices prior to system installation to address lack of space issues in data centres and computer rooms.

According to Nic Shaw, Solutions Architect Manager at Dimension Data, the PFC is ideal for all technology environments. "From smaller companies to large enterprises, the modular cabinet provides a compact and fully configurable alternative. It’s essentially a computer room in a cabinet - instead of a cabinet in a computer room," he says.

Due to its portability, all client equipment can be pre-configured and testing can take place under controlled conditions before the module is dispatched to the remote location for ‘plugging in’. "As the cabinet is a self-contained environment, there is much less maintenance required after configuration," notes Shaw.

Its robust construction and IP 55-rated weatherproof enclosure makes the PFC suitable for most environments, while 360° access allows for easy maintenance. The device includes internationally proven monitoring, fire-suppression, UPS and cooling equipment. The PFC is locally manufactured in South Africa and is supplied with a two-year swap-out warranty.