Server Rack Cases |

Posted by Marcos Garza on 24th Feb 2014

The Inside Scoop on Server Rack Cases

As more and more business around the world convert to cloud-based software and storage, the demand for competent, reliable servers is on the rise -— and with it, a demand for server rack cases to protect, cool, and streamline a server room or data center. Here are just a few of the things server rack enclosures can enclose other than servers.

  • Cooling Units.

A single server by itself will generate heat. Stack a few on top of each other in a rack, and they can noticeably raise the temperature of the room. In order to maintain a comfortable and efficient working temperature for servers and humans alike, fans and cooling units can be installed into server rack cases, either at the base, at the top, or in any rack space.

  • Helpful Accessories.

In order to make maintenance and repairs easier, rack-mounted sliding shelves can also be installed in your server cases. These shelves can provide a handy surface for tools, parts, or components, rather than using the floor or needing a table near every rack. Rack-mounted slide-out terminals and LCD displays are also an easy addition to any case, providing a convenient access point for diagnostics or software upgrades.

  • Sound Control.

The enclosure itself can determine how much server noise (or cooling fan noise) escapes into the room. Sound-proofed cases can make it possible for the office space to double as the server room, without any bleed of sound. This can be especially helpful for recording studios, which require large amounts of storage capacity in a highly-controlled acoustic environment.

Looking to save some money on your rack cases? Remember, the number of servers in operation is always increasing, and companies are constantly upgrading their data centers and server rooms. That means that finding used server rack cases at attractive prices is simply a matter of searching. Make sure the case is structurally sound, and that you know which accessories (like the ones listed above) are included.