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The Importance of Choosing the Right Server Racks in Data Centers

Server racks are more than just “shelves” or “enclosures” to place your servers and other data center equipment in. That’s why choosing the right brand and type of server rack is a crucial step while setting up your data center/server room.

Here, let’s take a look at some of the reasons that make server racks so important.

They help you build and scale up

Server racks make up the skeleton of the data center/server rack. They are the building blocks on which the main components of the data center are housed. Choosing the right server racks – sturdy, with the provision to be populated vertically – also means that it is easier to scale up the data center and expand its capacity and operations seamlessly.

They organize your space better

We have said this several times, and we will say it again: space is the most important asset in a data center. And in order to utilize that space efficiently, it is essential to choose the right combination of server racks (floor-mount and wall-mount). Server racks divide the data center/server room space into rows of equipment and aisles, making it easier to navigate as well.

They contribute to security

While measures need to be taken to protect the data center/server room from physical and online breaches, the server rack you choose will act as the final line of defence against unauthorized access/use. This is true only in the case of server racks with lockable doors. Racks with biometric and other personalized locking systems also improve employee accountability within the data center/server room.

They improve performance

Equipped with the provision for proper cable management,  server racks can reduce unexpected downtime and ensure effective power distribution. Similarly, server racks that come with perforated doors dispel heat – ensuring the effective performance and long life of your equipment.

They make maintenance and troubleshooting easy

The ideal server rack is one that makes it easy for server maintenance and troubleshooting. How, you ask? For example, having numbered U-positions within the rack make it easy for technicians to identify the right equipment due for maintenance. Server racks that come equipped with doors at the back also enable easy access to the equipment, cables, etc. making troubleshooting a hassle-free process.

Looking for the right server racks for your data center/server room? At Hardy Racks, our CE-certified racks come in a range of sizes and come with the promise of durability, security, ease-of-use, and value for money. To know more, get in touch with us!


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