Also, keep in mind many people don’t know exactly what a server room looks like. People tend to suspend disbelief in many situations. As long as you are entertaining them.
True in general, but not in the specific - the client for this one is part of the IT department. (As it is, they’re going to wonder why the databank in the image wasn’t built by Hitachi…)
If they are going to want to be that specific, then a primitive cubes with “Real Photos” as the textures would be your best bet.
Considering the lack of decent photos on the Hitachi website, that would require taking a camera into the computer room, which they won’t let me do. (If they were allowed to take photos, they wouldn’t need a render.) <sigh>
Hmmm. If you contact Hitachi sales (assuming the databank in question isn’t discontinued) they’ll mail you lots of promotional information, especially if they think that you’re a prospective buyer, or a representative for a buyer. That material should have lots of clear pictures of the item in question. A scanner later and you have your textures.