A rack server case is a type of rack you’d use to place your rack mountable equipment like routers, UPS systems, and various types of switches. Their purpose is to provide organization, cable management and airflow for the equipment. The equipment that’s mainly stored in these racks includes data centres and server rooms, installations of video and audio, telecommunications equipment and equipment for industrial environments.
The rack server case market is huge, and you’ll get to choose from a variety of options, but the best way to go is to custom the rack according to your needs and requirement. This means you must start from the purpose of use: will you use them just for housing certain equipment, or you need them for transportation of certain equipment pieces? If housing is the purpose of need, then simply make sure the racks have a cooling strategy for the heat the technologies housed will eventually produce. Especially if you’re using them for denser technologies like servers and data centres.
If the purpose of use is transportation of equipment, then a rack server case would be of huge benefit to you; besides providing a defined way of packing and transporting, a rack server case offers protection of equipment from the various hazards you’re most likely to encounter on your way, especially if you’re travelling with your equipment. These hazards mainly include frequent loading and unloading, bumps, collisions with other gear which may result in scratches and well as collecting dirt and dust, which can cause serious damage to an otherwise perfectly functional equipment.
A few tips for reaping the most benefits of a rack server case
The right rack depth is extremely important as some rackmount gear includes cables and connectors that need to be plugged in while the rack is closed up. Have the height of your equipment in mind.
Airflow is also important
Everyone knows how much damage can build-up heat cause to audio and video equipment mainly. Shortening the lifespan of the equipment will be the least of your problems. So, if you have any amplifiers or any pieces with tubes in the rack case, make sure you leave a little space above the equipment and behind it so there’s enough airflow.
Shed some light on the rack
In many cases racks are used in dark clubs and dim studios and working on them can be quite challenging. To ease that situation you can use power conditioners or light modules that clean the AC power. Cleaned AC power provides an improved sound experience, which ultimately means an elevated atmosphere and a far better gear performance.