Racks for Servers and Rackmount Equipment

  1. Open Frame Wall Mount Project
    Courtesy of Steve M. I have wanted to install network wiring throughout the house. A co-worker recommended an open frame wall mount rack for keeping equipment elevated, organized, and out-of-the-way. I was directed toward a few networking equipment ...
  2. Server Rack Enclosure Features
    Below is the display of the features for a 4 Post enclosed server rack: Every rack manufacturer has different features for their server racks. The rack shown in this video can be found at RackSolutions. +Katrina ...
  3. 4 Post Rack Assembly
    Below is the assembly of a 4 Post open frame server rack: The rack shown in this video can be found at RackSolutions. +Katrina ...
  4. What To Consider When Purchasing Data Center Racks & Cabinets
    Rack Solutions is often asked by our customers, from small office IT departments to large data centers, what they should consider when purchasing racks and cabinets. Katrina sat down with Rodger Baldwin, Executive Account Manager at Rack Solutions ...
  5. The Processor talks about Rack Solutions – Innovation meets Design
    Texas-based manufacturer Rack Solutions has once again come up with an innovative rack design that will undoubtedly have an influence on the infrastructure of data centers. The company recently released what may be its most auspicious rack to date. T...
  6. How tall can a server rack be?
    55U, Open Frame Rack Server racks come in many different sizes. Some are as short as a or more are in use, that translates into lots of extra equipment space. 50U Open Frame Racks may be bayed together with two, 55U Racks, for example. All four serve...
  7. Selecting a Wall Mount Rack
    Types of Wall Mount Racks Wall Mount Racks typically come in Open Frame or Cabinet styles.  The Open Frame, Wall Mount Rack is an effective, less expensive, racking option, but it won”t necessarily keep your equipment secure. To discourage equ...
  8. Selecting a Desktop Rack
    Kinds of Desktop Racks Usually, Desktop Racks come in Open Frame or Enclosed styles.  The Open Frame Desktop Rack is a practical, useful, racking solution, but it’s not ideal for keeping your equipment from being tampered with. Add panels to t...
  9. Open Frame Equipment Racks
    Open frame server racks function very similar to Rack Enclosures but without doors or side panels. The benefits of open frame, equipment racks are largely economical. The cost is typically less than half that of a fully enclosed rackmount cabinet. T...
  10. Open Frame Racks
    RackSolutions utilizes open frame racks for its own internal use.  In fact, they happen to be the racks RackSolutions designs and manufactures at its facility, P/N: RACK-111.  In the photo you can see we have a pair of flushmount monitors, P/N: 7U...
  11. Rackmount Drawers and Boxes
    Why would you want to put drawers or boxes in your server rack?  Like most IT Staff there is a ton of stuff that usually gets left sitting on top of the equipment.  Software, manuals, test equipment, the list is endless.  What rack drawers and ...
  12. Rackmount a Dell PowerEdge T300
    The Dell PE T300 is one of Dell’s new Tower Server’s.  Technically the T300 is not a Rackmountable Server but that does not stop people from attempting to install it in a Server Rack. The T300 has a physical height of 17.94″ which...
  13. Low Profile Power Cords
    The latest generation of servers just keep getting deeper and deeper.  This can cause obstruction issues with the Cable Management Arms and the Power Distribution Units at the back of the Server Rack.  The following photo shows a Dell PE1950 instal...
  14. Apple Xserve Rail Kit
     The Apple Xserve is a well engineered server.  The rail kit used to install the Xserve is a remarkably simple design.  The current rail kit designs from other manufacturer’s like: Dell, HP, & IBM are more complicated and offer full sl...
  15. Dell 4210 Server Rack
    Question: I”m considering purchasing a Dell 4210 Server Rack.  What is the installation depth of the Dell 4210 Server Rack and is this depth adjustable? Answer: The Dell 4210 Server Rack is set at the Dell Standard Depth of 28 7/8″.  T...
  16. Why All Racks Are Not Created Equal
    Standard Rack? When dealing with server rack technical support, you hear the term “standard rack” every day. A customer will say “I don’t know why my server won’t fit. I have a standard 19″ rack”. The probl...
  17. Wall Mount Server Racks
    When space is limited and a standard server rack is simply out of the question, wall mount racks can be a good option. Instead of taking up valuable floor space for 1 or 2 servers you can place the units on the wall or even under a desk or table. Th...
  18. Cabinet Door Latches and Keys
    If you purchase a group of Server Cabinets from some of the Major Manufacturer’s be prepared for the possibility that all the Latches will be keyed exactly the same.  When you attempt to get the Latches re-keyed you will quickly find out how d...
  19. Define: Rack Mounting Depth
    Overview Rack mount depth is a commonly confused term. The term is commonly confused with the overall rack depth including the door. The term is defined as the dimension from the front of the front mounting post to the back of the back mounting pos...
  20. 2Post Relay Racks
    [aka 2Post racks, Telco racks] Relay Racks are the least expensive of the server racks. Relay racks only have two uprights to support the equipment instead of the four uprights that other rackmount cabinets have. 90% of all relay racks are made from...
  21. Define: Rack Types
    Description: The following is a list of the various types of 19″ Racks available: Server Racks (aka cabinet racks, equipment racks, 4Post racks) Open Frame racks (aka 4post racks) 2Post (aka Relay racks, Telco racks) Transport racks Portable r...
  22. Server Racks
    Server Racks (aka rack cabinets, rack enclosures, equipment racks) Server racks typically have front and rear doors that are perforated or solid. The fully enclosed server rack mount cabinet is the most expensive rack type due to the amount of ...
  23. Rack Cabinet
    The term Rack Cabinet refers to a 19″ computer or server rack. There are a large variety of racks available including fully enclosed racks, open frame racks (no doors or sides), 2post racks, and transport racks. Each of these rack types has its...