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Our Expertise Provides Efficiency, Reliability and Security to Your Business-Critical Operations

Anixter understands that your data center must evolve to meet the increasing rates of data creation, power usage, storage, sustainability and security needs. We can help you to meet these demands effectively and efficiently for now, while provisioning for the future with a scalable platform upon which the data center can continue to evolve.

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Infrastructure Reliability

Maintaining today's business continuity is critical as technologies impact networking bandwidth through:

  • Virtualization
  • Convergence
  • LAN and SAN architectures
  • Environmental controls
  • Building automation systems
  • Physical security
  • Video

Our industry-certified engineers along with our supplier partners can help you take advantage of the latest technologies and products to build more reliable and future-proofed data centers.

Operational Efficiency

Our Technology Solutions GroupSM (TSG) assesses current environments and recommends migration strategies outlined by the ipAssured program to increase data center energy efficiency. Deploying industry best practices, state-of-the-art equipment or the latest in containment strategies can reduce energy consumption up to 55 percent. The key metric in understanding energy usage within the data center is measurement, and our TSG can recommend how to capture Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) or more robust holistic Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions.

Anixter can provide recommendations on:

  • Power distribution: UPS, and power distribution products and architectures
  • HVAC: room, in-row, spot or precision cooling solutions
  • Thermal management: airflow and containment strategies.

Securing Critical Assets

As the world's largest global supplier of IP security solutions, Anixter's security and data center experts happily advise in detail on the best product recommendations that include video surveillance, access control and locking hardware systems for the following environments:

  • Perimeter 
  • Facility and building 
  • Computer room 
  • Cabinet 

With the average data center breach costing an average of $5.5 million (Symantec's Ponemon Institute, 2011), data center security cannot be neglected. By focusing on all four layers of physical data center security, you will be embracing a comprehensive approach that helps address all threats–whether from outside or within–are addressed, minimized or completely eliminated.

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