Server rack cabinets, such as 42u server cabinets, are typically 19 inches wide by industry standards. This product is mainly used for installing servers, UPS ES, monitors, or similar equipment. Most server racks are 24 inches wide and 36 inches deep. However, some companies offer other measurement options to meet customer needs. Server cabinets usually have perforations front and back. This feature provides ventilation for the housed equipment. This is critical to providing a safe environment for such heat-generating devices.
Network cabinets or network racks are often confused with server cabinets. However, there is a difference. Network cabinets are usually used to store routers, distribution frames, switches, and various network equipment and network accessories. In most cases, network cabinets are much shallower than server rack cabinets, typically less than 31 inches deep. Network cabinets sometimes have a glass or solid plastic front doors. Network cabinets also typically do not have perforated enclosures. Equipment typically installed in network cabinets does not generate the same amount of heat as equipment installed in server racks.
Since one product cannot fit all office equipment storage needs, it may be necessary to conduct a thorough evaluation of the type of equipment being used or to be used in order to make the most informed purchasing decision. In many cases, office spaces require both server racks and network cabinets to accommodate the various equipment that will be used there.