Serve racks are essential features when operating your business. With these racks, you will effectively manage and organise your data cables. While these server racks are beneficial to your data cabling management, not all of them are created equal. For this reason, if you are looking for new server racks, you will want to make sure that you have the right type. For this reason, you will consider things such as the latest power technology, the server rack cooling strategy, and the size of the server racks among others. The kind of application is also very important, and here are 3 major types of server racks you may want to look at based on your applications.
Wall-Mount Server Racks
As suggested by their name, these types of racks are usually mounted on the walls. If you are looking to save up on floor space or perhaps floor-standing racks won't fit where you want them to be, go for wall-mount server racks. However, compared to the other types of server racks, wall-mount racks are usually smaller and may not support a lot of weight. If you'd like to use these racks for floor-standing tasks, you can do so by simply adding rolling casters.
Open Frame Server Racks
These types of racks have no doors or sides but come with mounting rails. For applications that don't need the server racks to some physical security or control the flow of air, this would be your ideal choice. The open space of these racks makes them more convenient, especially for cable management. For this reason, you will find them more suitable for applications involving distribution frames and network wiring closets. Open frame server racks also have posts or mounting rails for support. The number of these posts varies, and it's therefore up to you to choose the best one for your IT department depending on the amount of weight that is to be supported.
Enclosure Server Racks
Rack enclosures have adjustable mounting posts or rails and removable side panels, front doors, and rear doors. The front and rear doors are usually ventilated to allow for effective flow of air through any equipment installed in the racks.
If you have equipment with high wattage per single rack, enclosure racks are the best option. They are also suitable for applications with hotter and heavier equipment, especially in server rooms. In addition, the removable side panels and doors on these server racks can lock to provide physical security to any equipment installed in the racks.