As you start looking at a new computer rack to install in your server room, there are a number of details that you need to consider. Even after you have checked to be sure that you have sufficient room for your servers and that there is plenty of room for cool airflow and ventilation, there is one more important detail that must be taken into consideration before you order a new rack and find it is not going to get the job done.
Servers Are Not the Only Thing You Put in Your Computer Rack
While you must be sure that the server rack you are looking at will comfortably fit your servers and keep them cool, take a moment to look at everything else you will be installing in the rack. This includes things like power strips, PDUs, monitors and keyboard trays as well as KVM switches and so forth. If you do not order a rack with the extra space you need, you are likely to end up with a mess on your hands.