We have a DC that does not meet the latest standards at all. It is managed by an individual that is "set in their ways" and doesn't take change too well. I was tasked with cleaning up the DC and make it functional again. I'm at the point where I need to do some serious upgrades....new cabinets, cables management, server/rack allocation management, network management, etc
This guy won't budge....his only argument is that an enclosed cabinet (which is recommended) will reduce airflow by 50% because of the meshed doors. I explained to him that this is something that has been addressed and handled in the new standards but he doesn't believe it. He wants me to, literally, prove to him that a new enclosed cabinet will provide the same cooling as is current open-concept cabinet (no walls or door...plus nothing to manage cables)
The funny thing is, we have another DC that is for our prod network and it's all been retrofitted with new cabinets, etc and meets the latest 942 standards...but he still won't budge....
what can I do to convince him? How can I prove to him that the new standards work? Are there white papers/docs that discuss this?
Any help will be appreciated!