Beginner's Guide to Server Racks

When it comes to buying server racks for a business, the options can be daunting., a leader in the industry is here to help the research process go a little more smoothly. This resource guide is helpful to beginners because it will go over the fundamentals of server racks, detailing the basic properties of this versatile storage.

Server Racks come in a variety of sizes, styles and price points. They are used primarily to hold rack mount servers, but can also address other office equipment needs such as:

  • Computer systems
  • Flat panel or LCD monitors
  • KVM switches
  • Patch panels
  • Surveillance technology
  • Network drives
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Battery back-ups
  • And much more . . .

The good news is that there are different types of server cabinets for different needs. Most importantly the primary function of server racks is to help save valuable floor space. This vertical storage option takes servers off the floors and tables and contains them within a designated space. When making your decision to buy server racks, you'll want to analyze your current system needs for both current usage and future growth.

Other items to consider are the size of the server rack. Take note of the height, width and depth of any server racks you may choose to purchase. The EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance) set standards for server racks and designated universal specifications. This means that server racks which are EIA compliant, such as all of the ones sold on, are already manufactured to fit traditional rack mount servers and other equipment that use the "u" system of measurement.