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The time has come to add more servers to your system and you have been shopping for server racks to hold your new servers. The problem is that as you look around, you can’t help but notice the huge price range depending on where you are looking. While it can be tempting to simply go for the cheapest rack you can find, this is usually not the best alternative.
The Server Racks You Choose Must Be Built to Last
The main thing you need to keep in mind is that any server racks you buy, regardless of cost must be built to last. Although you may not be moving your racks or working on them frequently, you want racks that are not going to collapse over time with the weight of your servers or fall apart the first time you have to swap out servers. While you do not have to pay ridiculous amounts of money to get a good rack, avoid the ones that are priced at the bottom end of the scale as well.
If you are in the market for new server racks, you need to keep in mind that when you are looking at the different models, size definitely counts. In the industry, you will find that the standard height for a server rack is 42U with each U measuring 1.75 inches. It is highly recommended that you try to stick to units that meet industry standards unless you have a very specific reason not to.
Width and Depth Vary with Server Racks
There are two standard widths when it comes to server racks, the narrower ones measure 19 inches and are more for computer and entertainment industry use. The wider 23 inch racks are more for heavy telecommunications industry usage. Up until recently the average depth was 20-25 inches, but thanks to the introduction of the blade server, those measuring 35-42 inches deep are very common. The best way to find out what size racks you need is to measure all of your equipment before you order.
When you get right down to it, server racks are simply enclosures that have been designed to hold your servers in a secure location. Whether you call them server racks, network equipment enclosure, network racks or server cabinets, it really does not matter as long as you buy the right ones to fit in with your specific needs. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that you have to buy are racks that your servers are going to fit into.
Deciding What Size Server Racks You Need
As you look at the different server racks in our online catalog, there are two factors that will affect the ones that you end up buying. These are the brand of equipment you are planning to use and how much equipment you are planning to put in each rack. Try to plan ahead and buy racks that leave you room for expansion or you may find that you end up back at square one before you are really ready to buy yet more server racks.