Server cabinets, sometimes called data cabinets or server rack cabinets, are a type of storage for rack mount servers. The majority can house 19” server racks (industry standard sizing). Server cabinets are offered in a range of heights to suit the number of racks you want to mount and can be open frame or enclosed.
Why choose a server cabinet?
One of the key benefits to mounting your server rack into a cabinet is security. Safeguarding your network and data is essential and using a server cabinet helps to protect the hardware on which your network is built.
Rack cabinets often have a number of integrated features including power management and distribution, cable management and network connectivity. This means that when you need to expand your network it is simply a case of mounting a new server into the existing cabinet.
Some server cabinets provide special features such as soundproofing. Soundproof server cabinets can be utilised within office space without the need for a separate room, as the noise generated by servers will be reduced. This means you can utilise office space in any way you want without negatively disturbing your workforce.
Rack units are commonly abbreviated to just U and are the measure of server size. Each unit is 44.5 mm tall. Individual server racks are typically 1U, 2U, 3U or 4U high. Some units are supplied as half racks, where they are the same height but half the width of a standard unit.
When choosing the cabinet for your application you should consider the number of server racks you want to mount.
• :: Small data cabinets cater for servers from 1U up to 10U
• :: Medium data cabinets accommodate 11U servers to 25U servers
• :: Large data cabinets accommodate 26U servers and above
From 4U to 42U, Tekmart Africa stocks a wide range of Network and Server Cabinets in stock at our external partner. These are custom-builds and we have both new and used cabinets. Contact our cabinets sales team on 0861 711 712 (within RSA) / +2711 027 6793 (international) with your requirements and they will gladly assist.