03-Jul-2019

Server Rack Installation Guide

At Data Depot, we have everything you need to get connected. In our latest blog post, we’ll talk you through our server rack installation guide. While you’re here, there’s no better place to buy wall mounted sever rack online. Be sure to browse through our range and get in touch if you have any questions.

Sever Rack Installation Guide

There are a few things you need to consider before you set up your sever rack. Once they are in-stalled, they can be difficult to move. Follow our tips to make sure you are prepared for set up.

- Find the right location

Server rooms need to be secure. Make sure you have a space that you can lock. You should choose a place that doesn’t have a lot of people passing through it. This will minimise the chance of acci-dental damage to your equipment. If there is a room in your building without windows, this is ideal. You want to keep your equipment as cool as possible, and sunlight could cause it to overheat. In the same vein, make sure you don’t place your rack next to heating ducts. Choose a well ventilated space and try not to block the air-flow with the placement of your rack.

- Choose the right racks

The next part of our server rack installation guide is choosing the right rack. You might need a wall mounted rack, a free standing frame, or an open or enclosed rack. To help you make your decision, pay attention to the size of your server equipment, security options, and airflow. We are lucky that there are a lot of fantastic options when it comes to server rack technology. The range of potential options can be a little bit overwhelming though, so please get in touch with us if your have any questions.

- Cable management

Before you set up your server rack, make sure you have some cable management solutions in place. Organise them first by labelling them, and bundling them together once you have them in place. This will help your installation process go smoothly and stop messy confusion with cables after everything is set up.

- Power distribution

You’ll need to make sure there is a reliable source of power being provided to your rack. Depend-ing on the size and type of your equipment, you may need a power distribution unit.

- Rack Installation Companies

Don’t know how to set up a sever rack? If you are struggling with the installation process, you can always enlist help. There are a number of companies that can help you set up your rack so that you won’t have to worry about all the other variables. The key is to shop online first to find the best deal for your equipment, then contact the installa-tion company for further help. Our sever racks come with an installation guide. If you need more advice you can always contact the manufacturer. They will have more installation resources for specific equipment.

Reasons why you need a sever rack:

- Organised equipment

- Adequate cooling and airflow

- Protection for your hardware - Power management

- Added security

Shop Online With Data Depot Today! Now that you’ve read our server rack installation guide, be sure to check out our range of free standing and wall mounted server racks. We have a huge range of products from the best tech brands. Got a question about our products?

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