In Singapore, Server racks are designed and built to house servers (like HP, Dell, and IBM) , computers, monitors, network equipment (like network switches, router, firewall , UPS, NAS, KVM switches, patch panels)
In Singapore, the most common server rack is the 42U 19 inch Server Rack Cabinet. Some people like to buy new and some people are happy to settle with a used or 2nd hand server rack.
It is important to know the server rack’s specification or dimension as a server like IBM can only mount in a server rack with a depth of 1000mm. Besides that, you also need to know how many shelves to buy to house the unmountable network equipment.
Most Server racks do not come with any installation guide. But, as a good practice, it is good to remove all front and back door and the 2 side panels before you start mounting servers in the server rack. Some rack mount equipment may not come standard with railing kit. You may have to purchase it separately.
Server racks are an extremely important component of any network. Quite often server racks are overlooked as categorized under office furniture or just ‘another piece of hardware’ or shelving. Server racks are used in a variety of industries such as computers/technology, manufacturing, finance/banking, medical and almost any corporate setting that could benefit from vertical storage of equipment and also save valuable floor space and add a professional appearance to your facility. Finding the right server racks can increase the security, protection, and ease of management of any network.
Server racks can typically be adapted with adjustable shelves and other components to hold and protect your specific equipment and also be custom ordered and built to your exact specifications. Server racks come in a wide variety of preconfigured design, shapes, and sizes. Some options might include features such as power / surge strips, casters, glass doors, and fans.