Rewiring an entire school
So, me and the boss have been spitballing an idea to get rid of the dozen wall mounted eyesore cabinets we have around the school and having all IT infrastructure go back to a single, purpose built, server/comms room.
We have about 600 connections around the school, so not a particularly huge number.
However, these are spread out over 4 buildings.
Now, my thought on this was to have a new purpose built server room built onto the back of one of the existing buildings, with raised flooring, proper cooling (something like using the heat to heat the underfloor heating in that building during winter, and some form of natural heating during summer, augmented by backup aircon should it be needed.
However, the cables would all need to get there, so this would mean we need to bury them. Would this be feasible? Underground conduits from each building leading back to the new room? How deep would they need to be buried?
Thoughts? Ideas? I'd guess such a scheme would end up costing us around £100k, but would free up several store rooms, make our infrastructure sane and sensible and properly secure all the equipment.