by Kendall Howard
on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:15:00 AM
I went to Target Field the other day to watch the Twins baseball
game. It was hot and even though beers and margaritas sounded delicious, I
chose water. It seemed like the obvious and simple choice to quench my thirst.
It also seemed like the inexpensive choice…wrong! It was $4.50 for a 22 oz.
bottle of Aquafina! What?! I guess I should expect high prices at a ball park,
but still…that seems excessive for a plastic bottle that you could fill up on
your own at a stream or fountain. Yes, the water may not be as clean or
filtered…but then again, it’s just water!
Why do we just brush it off and willfully pay so much for
water?! Well, did you realize the same can be said when you ship a rack or
cabinet unpopulated? You are essentially shipping air and paying an arm and a
leg to do so. It’s true! When you purchase a server cabinet/enclosure without
any patch panels, switches, UPS’s, or cable managers pre-installed in it, you
are basically paying to ship a box of air. The frame itself doesn’t take up
much room in the box because it is just that – a frame. There is nothing in it.
What a waste! Well, we can help you avoid that!
By having Kendall Howard pre-install network devices and
equipment in your rack, you are better utilizing that space and then actually
paying to ship products as opposed to just air. That air space is now being
used to ship something that you will ultimately need for the installation…so
why not ship it all at once? You save yourself the cost of shipping those items
separately AND you save the man hours of having an installer or end user
install the products themselves. Now that makes sense…paying for air does not!
We will pre-populate whatever you need to
create the racking solution suitable for you. Just send us the necessary components
and we’ll take care of the rest! This even includes installing components and devices that
we don’t manufacture, such as servers and UPS's. We’ll fill up that box and
that air space as best we can to ensure you’re not paying ridiculous shipping
costs to ship something so simple and universal as air.
So even though the next time I go cheer on the Twins at
Target Field a bottle of water will likely still be the same price (if not
higher), that doesn’t mean you can’t get a better bang for your buck out of
your next shipment! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more about how we can help you stop paying for air and start
requesting an all-in-one, ready-to-go network solution!