I am new to the industry (background stationery) Are label printers used readily when installing data centres? Are there tenders for data centres and if so how could a label printer be added to the tender? How can I find datacentre tenders? What brand of labelling tools are used?
The only labeling I'm familiar with is physical labeling. I know at my job we keep a label maker nearby when we rack new servers and/or change the name of our servers. We also label our cabinets. For example:
Cabinet XA9 has FTP-DEV-CAMP. Broken down:
XA9 (X - Expanded Datacenter...A9 - Cabinet A9)
FTP-DEV-CAMP (FTP - File Transfer server...DEV - Development group...CAMP - Whole campus)
I hope that answers your question...then again...maybe not. :P
Yes labeling is very important. I am finding that out now. My DC has been active for 6 years and now and not much was labeled when installed. I came in about a year ago and it is now my job to find out what we have installed and what it does. We have been slowly rectifying this problem.
As for equipment we have several label machines. One for cables, one for servers/switches, and one for other general items. We use Anixter to buy replacement cartridges for our labelers. The way you type makes me think you are in Europe so i am unsure if Anixter even has a presence over there. I am sure there are other distributors though.