Server Equipment Rack Server Cabinet Enclosure why do I need one?
Well, all the equipment that is rack mounted will wind up in either an open exposed distribution rack or wall mount equipment cabinet mounted on the wall in hinged mount brackets or even sloppily placed on the floor. This offers no security or environmental protection at all. Routers, hubs, rack mounted servers, patch panels and the cable that connects it all are the central heart of the network. In a simple small network like a home network, mounting brackets or opened access can be ok. But in a small office or more complex data center or multi-floor office building there are several things to consider. One is the security of the equipment and another is the environment it will be placed in. You wouldn’t wash your car with dirty water, so why put a network with expensive sensitive equipment in a dirty environment? There is a solution. Use a server cabinet or server rack.
If it is a home or a small location you can use a mini server cabinet. Most of these lock and you can mount your important peripherals in it. A 9U cabinet small home theater cabinet is great for security and order and they should lock.
I know, so what is a U? In rack speak that is U or RU is 1.75 Inches. That is how you can measure the inside height of the cabinet and how many items can go into it. These smaller mini cabinets are great for Home Theater set ups where you need to place a few items inside and want to take up limited space. Larger sites need the most security and controlled environments as they can get. Data centers don’t want equipment melt down or security breaches. They will sometimes line up rows and rows of server cabinets and house all their equipment in them. So, don’t you think having a cabinet if you’re a small operation is any less important than a big guy’s office?
Think security, neatness and integrity.