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Data Network Cabinets and Server Racks

A Rack Server Cabinet is a computer optimized for server operation designed and manufactured to fit a rectangular mounting system, also called a rack mount.

Hubtech limited data network cabinet contains several mounting slots also known as a rack bay. A rack server holds a hardware unit securely in place with screws. In addition, rack mounts also form better air circulation for the equipment.

This system makes the server landscape in the rack more easily scalable and also more stable.

Rack servers provide data and services for clients. In data centers, they are always installed in large quantities.

But how does a rack server work?

From a mechanical point of view, the devices are easily slid out of and back into the cabinet through the rails.

This allows admins or technicians to perform hot swaps, for example, without having to shut down the entire system.

This can reduce costs and even injuries. Servers are not only heavy but sometimes also have a hot cabinet on which you could burn yourself.

What is a rack cabinet?

The term rack (meaning “frame”, “cabinet”, “shelf” or “stand”) stands for a holding device that typically combines several smaller elements into one unit.

A rack cabinet, is also known as a server rack or patch cabinet. In addition to patch panels and switches, it primarily contains servers that are physically bolted together.

The rack bay serves to secure the respective component and the entire frame supports it.

Of course, there are different widths of cabinets. The most common is the 19-inch rack cabinet, which has a standardized width of 19 inches (= 48.26 centimeters).

What do you need for a Hubtech limited server rack cabinet?

First of all, it clarifies the components installed in the cabinet. Of course, we do not equip such a rack mount to the top with active components such as servers or switches right from the start.

Depending on the scenario, we still use the blind panels for the individual racks to make the cabinet look good and to avoid space.

The question “How do I set up a server rack?” can therefore never have exactly one answer. It always depends on the prevailing scenarios and the components installed.

Network racks accommodate components in 19-inch construction. The height on the other hand also depends on external factors.

What is the ceiling height of the room? Are there lifts for transporting cabinets? Is the door to the planned server room even high enough?

If these points do not pose a problem, it is advisable to choose a higher version in case of doubt. This is because it is no longer possible to increase the height afterward.

The unit of measurement “RU has established itself as the standard for the height of server racks. One rack unit (RU) corresponds to 1.75 inches (= 4.445 centimeters).

With the free Rack Planner from PATCHBOX, you can plan and personalize your 19″ rack and tailor it to your needs.

An important component when setting up a server or network rack that applies universally is cable management. If you want to wire it properly, it is advisable to plan the cable routing precisely in advance.

This can save important resources such as energy, nerves, time, and, money when replacing or reconnecting individual components if the cables are neatly laid.

How deep does a server rack Cabinet have to be?

While network racks, as already mentioned, only have a depth of 600 or 800 mm (23,62 to 31,50 inches), server racks are considerably deeper. With up to 1200mm (47,24 inches), they can store very large devices and still offer space for air circulation.

And how deep does a rack for a server have to be? This depends on the components installed.

However, the specified depth is always the external dimension of the cabinet. Depending on the thickness of the sheet metal, a good four centimeters deduct from the “gross depth” of the rack.

How is our server rack cabinet constructed?

Server racks usually measure 47 RU. They are 90 centimeters (35,43 inches) to one meter deep (1000mm or 39,37 inches).

Due to the material used and the anti-tilt protection that is sometimes built in, they are enormously stable. Some are even anchored to the floor with screws.

Network racks are often 42 RU high and 600 or 800 millimeters wide (23,62 to 31,50 inches). As already mentioned, they are usually not as sturdily built because the components installed weigh less.

Special rack sizes are mainly found in private environments and less so in corporate environments. These are often special wall-mounted enclosures with an external width of 10 inches or even 19-inch enclosures with only 18 RU.

Cooling Strategies for our Server Racks Cabinet.

Cooling strategies are imperative for data center operations and are usually considered in data center configurations, server rack configurations, and operational expenses. The most common and inexpensive approach is natural airflow, but water-cooled systems offer industrial cooling power for high-performance computing (HPC).

Air ventilation — The least expensive cooling strategy, air ventilation, can be natural, mechanical, or hybrid. By exposing server racks, natural airflow can carry away heated air until the accumulation is too great. This makes the installation of fans and other mechanics necessary to improve airflow.

Air conditioning — For complete temperature control, air-conditioned cabinets deploy, and in significant instances, entire server rooms can be air-conditioned. This is more costly than natural airflow but provides greater temperature control when many servers cluster together.

Liquid cooling — Common for enterprises like Google or high-frequency traders are liquid cooling systems. This strategy deploys water or specialized coolant to carry heat away from servers, much like a radiator and cooling system in an automobile. Although extremely effective for intense applications, they are complex to implement and costly to install.

Power Supply for our Server Rack Cabinets

Power protection and management are key concerns for data center operators and require enhanced options for significant power requirements. The power distribution units (PDUs) that feed power to server racks have many options to support data centers. Generally, there are two types.

Standard PDU — Standard does not mean simple. Many standard PDUs have valuable features like fault detection and output displays. Standard indicates that a person manages these PDUs, so if a fault does occur, an administrator sees it at the PDU location.

Intelligent PDU — Intelligent PDUs provide remote power controls to administrators, who can then access, cold reboot, and monitor from any location with an internet connection.

Security and Protection for Server Rack Cabinets

Data center security and protection are other pillars of concern for data center architects. Accounting for the sensitivity of the information that they store on their servers, enterprises must guard servers against physical intruders. Also, they must protect them from natural disasters such as earthquakes. (By choosing appropriate data center locations, enterprises can mitigate threats of natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes.)

Secure server racks with doors — Many rack doors offer security locks and perforation for ventilation. Locking doors are a simple, cost-effective, first security measure for most applications.

Proactively monitor server racks — Enterprises can take further steps by monitoring server rooms with access key cards and security cameras. To heighten security and protection even further, data center managers can install sensors. These sensors monitor everything from environmental conditions, like humidity and water leaks, amperage consumption, and room temperature. They also monitor aspects of a rack’s state, such as door open or closed and equipment present or missing. Then, if abnormal conditions detect, it will send IT staff an alert that something has changed.

Secure racks from seismic activity — Server racks secure against seismic activity by installing shock-absorbing feet, retractable anti-tip feet, and levelers for servers with casters. Beyond the server racks themselves, base isolation systems create partial separation from the floor and the earth’s surface to absorb seismic activity.

Sizes of Hubtech limited Server Rack Cabinets

Server rack measurements help unify the design and manufacturing of parts. Today, most server and networking equipment are rack-mounted; comparatively, legacy equipment may not fit based on the sizes of today’s standard server racks.

The two main size measurements, unit depth, and unit height are typically expressed for the server rack’s internal dimensions. But considers frame measurements, which will be larger than the internal depth and height measurements, and are relevant when configuring server rooms.

Consider these issues

Will racks fit under the server room ceiling height?

 Are there enough room cables and cooling systems to fit around the server racks?

 Also, will there be room for further expansion if needed?

The standard unit of measurement applied to server rack s is often abbreviated as U or RU. A rack unit measures 1.75 inches (44.45 mm). Server racks can range from 1U types, typical of small wall-mount racks, to large 48U enclosures intended for high-density data center operations.

Most common server rack size is 42U in height and 19-inch width, but external measurements depend on the manufacturer and server rack model. These common 42U server racks tend to be more cost-effective because they are mass-produced for data center use.

The size of the servers installed is of great concern as well. 42U server rack could house 14, 21, and even 42 servers, depending on the height of the servers themselves, ranging from 1U to 3U. Not to mention the space allocation requirements in the rack for a KVM switch, patch panel, or UPS. All server power is equal; by installing slim servers, total compute power per square foot doubles or triples.

For all similar reasons, consider actual and usable depth in choosing a server rack mount. There must be a small amount of space allowance in the front and back. This is approximately 0.875 inches each (1.75 inches total), to allow for doors to open and for the rails to mount. The depth of server racks is also standardized.

The standard depth dimensions for server racks or cabinets:

800mm – Shallow

1000mm – Moderately deep

1100mm – Average depth

1200mm – Deep.

Hubtech limited offers the following server racks

Freestanding server racks

  • 19’’ standard installation, welded frame, reliable structure
  • Frame structure intended for self-assembly, easy handling, and transportation, to maximize save shipping cost
  • Standing or wall mounting installation
  • Easy mounting installation (patent)
  • Removable side panels
  • Holes for entering cable on both of top cover and bottom panel
  • Toughened glass front door, turning angle is over 180 degrees
  • A 19” inch data cabinet is the perfect solution for standard networking.

Indoor Data Cabinet

  • Wide range of sizes up to 48U, 19 inch, and ETSI standard
  • Wide range of widths: 600mm, 800mm, and 1000mm
  • Wide range of depths: 600mm, 800mm, 900mm, 1000mm, and 1200mm
  • Modular construction
  • Factory-built
  • Bay construction (with the use of a baying kit)
  • Hybrid design
  • Mesh design doors for thermal efficiency
  • Hot and Cold Aisle Containment
  • Range of cable management options
  • Wide range of accessories

Outdoor cabinet

Hubtech limited outdoor wall mount server rack cabinets protect your sensitive network and Electrical equipment from harsh environments. For added protection, there is a water and dust-proof polyurethane door joint strip.

The outdoor server rack also has a pivoting rain hood, and the front door has 130 degrees of movement, swinging from left to right.

All fixtures are internal to the cabinet to provide a secure solution. Outdoor Server racks come fully assembled.

  • Ventilations front door with2 to the 3-point locking system and replaceable filter
  • Fully welded design for strength and durability
  • Made from powder-coated cold-rolled steel
  • Supplied fully assembled, ready installation.
  • Rain hood Included
  • Adjustable 19″ mounting rails installed front and rear with RU markings
  • Front-mounted vertical cable management rings on both sides
  • Round cable glands with removable rubber covers on the base
  • High-grade polyurethane door joint strip
  • IP45 rated to protect it from rain
  • Earthing bar is conveniently located at the front.

Wall Mount Network Cabinet

Hubtech’s limited Wall Mount Network Cabinet saves floor space while providing a cost-effective means to secure and protect network equipment from dust, and tampering. It is usually designed with excellent cable management, easy rear access, and a fully adjustable mounting rail system. The Wall Mount Cabinet is extremely versatile for a wide range of applications.

Available in black, white, or gray, the Wall Mount Network Cabinet is ideal as a mini telecommunications room. Also is ideal for remote network distribution and consolidation points in open, unprotected spaces such as warehouses, retail facilities, and schools. It is also available as a V-Built Preconfigured Cabinet preloaded with connectivity, PDUs, cable management, and accessories.

Below are some of the features of Wall Mount Network cabinets:

Superior Accessibility and Cable Management
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  • Right- or left-hinged back plate design offers easy rear access to equipment and wiring
  • Includes four 2.5/3-inch and two 0.5/0.75-inch knockouts at the top and bottom of the back plate
  • 5X5 rear entry opening available to support in-wall cabling
  • Integrated vertical cable management on the front and rear of the cabinet for vertically routing patch cords and managing incoming cables
Flexible, Sturdy, and Secure
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  • Available in 12U, 18U, and 24U and 24 in. and 30 in. depths (610mm and 762mm) to fit a variety of spaces and applications
  • Fully adjustable EIA-compliant mounting rail system with #12-24 tapped rails
  • 14/16-gauge steel design supports up to 200 lb. (91kg) load capacity per UL 6095
  • Plexi, solid or vented locking door with swivel handle and rear locking back plate
  • Swing handle is easily retrofitted with 3rd party card or biometric handles for high-security applications.