Whether running a small business or a large enterprise, effective data storage and access are essential for
operation. A common solution is a dedicated data server for in-house hosting of client data, website back-end
database or application environment.
A server rack is an essential part of any network. It is its physical backbone that sits at the center of the
system. It has to be stable, secure, yet easily interchangeable. Since most servers require non-stop network
operation and access, using quality server enclosures for your IT equipment is essential.
Server enclosure types
There are two main types of server enclosures, each having its advantages and best use-case scenarios:
- open frame racks
- server cabinets
Open server racks, besides having simpler construction and thus being more budget-friendly have the major
easy access and wiring. They also allow natural heat dispersal, essentially levelling unit's temperature with
of the room.
Cabinet-type of server racks allow for precise control of temperature range as they can be fitted with an air
control system, usually consisting of a number of fans. They can also be fitted with a lock and key for greater
security. Finally, since servers tend to produce noise which increases with the size of the unit, this type of
can be made sound-proof, as do several of our new models. Server cabinets, in turn, come in several types, each
offering its own advantages:
- floor-standing rack cabinets can often be handled without additional installations, much like a regular
computer, with greater ease of access
- wall-mounted rack cabinets are more space-efficient as they can be installed in unused spaces and also be
physically isolated from human environment, granting the possibility of extra protection and security as
more precise control of temperature and noise levels
Server rack dimensions
Using enclosures of standard dimensions and type greatly facilitates the process of installation, maintenance and
repairs, while also making the process of upgrading more seamless. There are several common sizes of server
that are most widely used by businesses worldwide. The industry standard, however, is a rack which is 19 inch
rack mount rails being 17 3/4″ (480.85 mm) apart and with a new shelf section added every 1.75″ (44.45 mm) in
height. Each section is called a rack unit (commonly abbreviated as U or RU). Height of the rack is usually
in its increments and expressed as a multiple of a single rack unit. For example, 4U or 4RU means that the
is 7″ in height (1.75″ X 4).
We build our server racks in all common types of height (6U, 9U, 12U, 15U, 18U) and depth: (6", 14", 18", 21,5",
27,5"). Furthermore, the rails are internally adjustable to accommodate special equipment or custom cabling
Server rack for sale
If you are looking where to buy server racks, look no further. Being one of the major vendors of server racks in
Canada we build our enclosures exclusively from high-quality components. All our products are rigorously tested
prior to sale to rule out returns. We offer fast and secure delivery anywhere in the Canada at domestic shipping
rates. Customers wishing to buy our server racks in USA can conveniently choose US dollars as their currency
also benefiting from faster and easier shipping and customs process.