Equipment & Solutions


This section includes those elements that form the key infrastructure within the data centre IT spaces. This includes racks and cabinets, aisle containment, cabling and cable containment, access flooring, environmental monitoring, fire suppression, security and solutions for mini or micro data centres.

equipment and solutions

Cabinets & Racks

As with the terminology for data centres, server rooms, computer rooms etc, so the words “racks” and “cabs” or “cabinets” are often used interchangeably. Mostly we now see IT equipment installed into enclosures with doors which might properly be described as cabinets. Typical data centre rack dimensions are 1000mm deep x 600mm wide for server racks and 800mm wide for comms racks.

Structured Cabling

Data centre structured cabling systems provide connectivity within the data centre and with the outside world. They can be copper, fibre or often a mixture of both. Like all data centre systems and solutions, selection should be based upon the requirements, drivers and constraints of your project. Structured cabling is the same and the choice of which cabling specification you adopt will depend on the speeds required and distances involved.

Data Centre Fire Systems

Data centre fire detection, suppression and prevention are a necessary part of most data centre installations but such systems, especially fire suppression, can add considerable cost to a data centre build. Future-tech have considerable experience in making sure that any chosen system is designed as cost effectively as possible, whilst still providing the protection required.

Data Centre Security Systems

It doesn’t matter what your facility is supporting, exacting the highest data centre security standards to protect the hardware and the data that sits within the data centre is vital. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach’ to data centre security and the chosen systems should be tailored to your own organisations needs and requirements. Future-tech are experienced in using a risk vs impact matrix to determine the correct system for an individual client, ensuring that maximum protection at lowest cost is achieved.

Portable & Containerised Data Centres

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Modular & Containerised Solutions

Modular and containerised data centres offer a solution to certain environmental and logistic challenges and constraints. Whether you need to deploy a data centre in a temporary location, have a short time frame, or need the ‘facility’ to be self-sufficient in terms of power & cooling, Future-tech have the in-house expertise necessary to advise on and deploy a modular or containerised data centre that suits your exact requirements.

About Data Centre Equipment Supply

The hardware selected for an individual data centre project should always be driven by the needs of the client. Factors such as operational performance, approach temperatures, power factors and minimum fan speeds as well as regional supply security, servicing costs and parts availability need to be considered as well as associated costs and budgets. Global location, environmental conditions, budget, delivery deadline and energy efficiency are just some of the factors that can influence the equipment and manufacturers specified on any data centre project, but ultimately, all data centre equipment specified should be aligned to the project’s overall requirements.

Why choose Future-tech?

Our vendor neutrality sets us apart from other organisations offering data centre design and build services. It is this neutrality that enables us to select and specify data centre equipment purely on its ability to carry out a specific function within the constraints of a particular project and also means we remain at the forefront of data centre innovation. Not only that, our in-house teams have considerable experience and expertise in equipment selection, enabling us to provide better, more resilient, more efficient data centre facilities to our clients.

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