How to justify the need for the server?

Greetings!!!
Colleagues, recently my SIS got a job.administrator at a new location where the server is zakutochek 1х2м. All almost back to back. Dust walks. Costs 2 servers, soon put 3rd. router, couple komputerow stochnyh, DVR. To serve impossible. As if the summer is not flashed. In the company computers under 40. Goes production. Long failure is unacceptable.
I want to write a memo with justification of the necessity of the organization server. Accordingly, to write everything you need to properly, without ephemeral assumptions, and the enumeration of all risks, confirming that any technical arguments.
I propose to discuss everything that can be included in the memo. It would be beneficial to our other colleagues.
Waiting for your suggestions!
April 3rd 20 at 17:18
8 answers
April 3rd 20 at 17:20
Solution
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the server is zakutochek 1х2м. All almost back to back. Dust walks.

It is a normal situation for small firms.
1) Get away, to blend a place, tie wires and tails.
2) Monitor the temperature (and humidity). If the temperature rises above 80-100C on the CPU - sound an alarm and turn off all to hell for the sake of data. Data on temperature depend on the type of equipment, see the specifications. The room temperature can be removed from the UPS.
3) Automate the shutdown of servers by a temperature
Costs 2 servers, soon put 3rd. router, couple komputerow stochnyh, DVR. To serve impossible.

4) Put an open rack. In an enclosed rack, the temperature will creep up! Well, point 1 and 2.
As if the summer is not flashed.

5) again about the points 1 and 2.
In the company computers under 40. Goes production. Long failure is unacceptable.

6) Hope Pro backup, a backup and recovery policy heard (it is a document of 2-3 pages, which says to do if all the "burned")? Yes, backups should be stored in a separate room and make them automatically and regularly!
I want to write a memo with justification of the necessity of the organization server. ....

7) to justify the need of something to come, yet without monitoring, and the statement of facts is not done in any way. Well, to be honest, I don't see sense at all in your organization server. It is possible to manage air conditioning and one stand.

Yes, do not forget that it would be good to calculate the electrical load! If food from an ordinary "office" outlet (which can be and 10A, and may be for 16A and above), then at least you need to properly sum up the food - loads to watch the hardware specs and adding 50%. And burns usually due to over-nutrition, for the faulty machine, the socket and wiring! The servers themselves burn very quietly, they just turn off....
So, I decided to add to it. The optimum temperature (and there is also the humidity) from 10 to 28C, humidity 40-60%, without condensation. Dew point perceive themselves to be, here is a link on temperature https://www.openxtra.co.uk/kb/recommended-server-r...
April 3rd 20 at 17:22
1. To get out already in the server
2. Remove the fan speed on high, that howled like a Boeing 747
3. To complain about the lack of air conditioning (if so)
4. Paint the risks of losing money and data, so much so that you then said that you're not convincing them scared (it was in my practice and such).
5. To estimate the budget for the resettlement of the server, but with a margin to be able to "uzhatsya"
6. To make the shelves. - keshawn50 commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:25
April 3rd 20 at 17:24
Justification of need the admin to ask.
If you are the administrator, so you explain - why you need a server??? For what?
I currently do not see the need for a server.

Costs 2 servers, soon put 3rd. router, couple komputerow stochnyh, DVR

the server is zakutochek 1х2м

For this amount of equipment server 2квадратных square meters more than normal.
to brewski to chase and online games cut. - Alaina_Legros commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:27
Added information in the body of the question. - Sheldon_Wyman commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:30
@Sheldon_Wyman, Added information in the response body. - laverne_Skiles commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:33
But if you have 2 battery backup supply? Also the rules will be? - Sheldon_Wyman commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:36
@Sheldon_Wyman, Of Course. On the bottom shelf bespereboyniki, above about five servers, the Registrar, the cross, and network equipment. Just stand of sufficient height and everything is perfectly placed, without any inconvenience.
Servers on the two units? - laverne_Skiles commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:39
@laverne_Skiles, I worked for several years as a project Manager and visited a huge number of server and "tipo server". And this is not seen never! Even in state offices. because of the closeness from vents to wall about 20cm high. Your opinion breaks my world! :D you May be right, but what about tsirkulirovanija air? The life of the car? Local heating?..
Me your opinion heard and taken into account. Thank you!) - Sheldon_Wyman commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:42
@Sheldon_Wyman,
You may be right, but what about tsirkulirovanija air?
A system of ventilation and conditioning for what?
Can not cope? - Write memo boss
In server is the following equipment( list) total capacity (x kW), standard ventilation is not allocated to cope with the heat, ask us to install the air conditioning system is able to dissipate thermal power of x kW.
Date. signature

Even in state offices. because of the closeness from vents to wall about 20cm high
I do not understand the meaning of the phrase.

The life of the car? Local heating?.
What's the lifetime of the machine and local heating?

In any decent datacenter server density per square meter is much larger than you. - laverne_Skiles commented on April 3rd 20 at 17:45
April 3rd 20 at 17:26
It's pretty simple.
In fact, the chance that You will be denied - very large - server in two squares - it is quite normal for such office. You need to get out of it (to keep dust off the walking) and supply air (so that servers do not overheat).
Businesses always justify in a language that he understands. That is, in the language of financial planning - that is, the equipment of the server the estimate of N rubles. The recovery of the business processes in the event of failure of - M hours, the cost of downtime rubles P, the total loss W rubles.
The presence of backups already checked?
April 3rd 20 at 17:28
Simple:
1. The environmental conditions in the server (due to the conditioning and clogged with dust filter), the percentage of wear of the existing equipment and quality of power supply gives the probability of output of the entire server down with probability more than 50%.
2. Price information in the server + loss of downtime + cost of a new server (server, equipment, ventilation, wiring, etc.) will require much more costs (not only financial!), than the cost of timely modernization of the server.

So, two options:
1. Waiting when you will be faced with a major problem and losing a lot of money and time.
2. Invest now and reduce the risk to a minimum.
April 3rd 20 at 17:30
Business can threaten only a loss of profits. Write a memo, if you refuse and everything will fail you, and then they poke it in the face.
April 3rd 20 at 17:32
recently my SIS got a job.administrator at a new location

I want to write a memo with justification of the necessity of the organization server.

Forward to the bright future! =)
April 3rd 20 at 17:34
Maybe it's time to move to the cloud?

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