Racks & Enclosures

42U offers a variety of racks that can fit your data center needs. When choosing a rack or enclosure, one important factor to consider is knowing your server rack cooling strategy. The type of rack you choose will depend on the cooling methods used in your environment. Another point to consider would be selecting an appropriately-sized rack. When selecting a rack, you want to be sure it has sufficient internal space to house your current equipment and ensure that you have ample space to accommodate planned future expansion.

Making sure your rack fits into your overall security strategy is just as important too. There are several measures you can take to improve the security of the racks and equipment in your data center.Though it consumes no electricity and contains no moving parts, the rack and enclosure orientation has a significant impact on a data center’s ability to become an energy efficient enterprise.

Racks and Enclosures

Types

1

Standard Racks

Rackmount cabinet that holds servers, PC’s, and other monitoring equipment.

2

Network Racks

Feature wider spacing for mounting computer and network equipment.

3

Chimney Racks

Consists of a solid metal chimney that extends from the top rear of the IT rack and pushes hot air through the chimney up to the ceiling return air plenum.

4

Industrial Racks

Waterproof, dust proof and sound proof; can be outside or used inside as a co-location rack.

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