I'm wondering where people purchase their data center / server room components from. In particular, I'm looking to install an Emergency Power Off switch in our server room and have been looking for a supplier that sells those kinds of components, but have not been meeting much success.
closed as not constructive by Mark Henderson♦ Jan 12 '12 at 5:52
As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, see the FAQ for guidance.
They are not necessarily just for data centers... Those switches are used in many industry's. Call your electrician, they should be able to help you. I know APC has them for their InfraStruXure products.
Your electrician will probably want to help you select one that's appropriate for your environment, just like you would prefer that a client or business ask you before they purchase a whole load of servers or rack hardware. Bonus: The electrician will have wholesale pricing that is not available to you, so the total cost will probably be lower.
For other purposes, we mostly use APC or find a local reseller. The local resellers usually can get better pricing than going through the manufacturer.