Server Rack Enclosure Cabinet Buying Guide

Feb 25 , 2021


What is a Server Rack?

A server rack is a structure that is designed specifically to house standard 19" rack-mount equipment-servers, routers, UPS systems, switches, audio/video-regardless of vendor,the rack makes it possible to securely hold multiple pieces of equipment in one area. Server racks are typically going to be used by businesses and kept either in data centers or communications closets.They provide equipment organization, security and cable management while enabling airflow. There are two basic types: rack enclosures (also called rack cabinets) and open frame racks.

Where are Racks used?

  • Server rooms and data centers
  • Audio/video installations
  • Closets housing telecommunications equipment
  • Industrial environments such as a factory floor

What type of rack do you require? 

Depending on your requirement, you can choose floor standing rack enclosure, open frame racks ,wallmount cabinet ,etc.

What kind of server rack do I Need?

Our server racks are compatible with all leading OEM servers and equipment, such as Cisco,Dell, HP, IBM and Huawei. Open frame racks allow for more airflow and space while enclosed racks enhance security. You will likely want a 2 post (telco) open frame rack if mounting lightweight equipment and a 4 post open frame rack for full sized servers.

Rack Height

Rack Depth

Determine the maximum rack depth required to mount your equipment in a floor standing or wall-mount rack enclosure cabinet.

Rack Type Depth(inch) Ideal for Application
Floor Standing Rack Enclosure 27 A/V equipment, limited space
Floor Standing Rack Enclosure 31 Limited space
Floor Standing Rack Enclosure 37 Servers
Floor Standing Rack Enclosure 42 Extra cables, improved airflow
Wallmount Rack Enclosure < 16 Patch panels
Wallmount Rack Enclosure 16 - 23.99 Switches
Wallmount Rack Enclosure 24 - 31.99 UPS systems
Wallmount Rack Enclosure > 32 Servers


What‘s The difference between a rackmount server and a cabinets?

Cabinets range from 600mm to 1200mm in depth and should be deeper than your deepest rackmount server to allow for internal working space. A two-post server rack is suitable for lightweight equipment, while 4-post server racks and cabinets come in a variety of sizes and shapes to hold a vast array of server components and devices.

Who makes server racks and cabinets?

AZE has been manufacturing high quality server racks and cabinets for over 10 years. Whether you need a single rack or hundreds units in the data center or custom your rack, AZE can support you to make it.

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