The latest rack builder news:

According to “Processor Magazine”, the newest cooling rack solutions are called modular rack cooling systems. Cooling your racks is crucial in ensuring that your equipment does not overheat causing you a costly outage, and miserable headache! How do you get sufficient racking and cooling for your personal hosting HP computer hardware and equipment?

When racking an HP server, check for your server parts codes in the company racking list for 4-post and 2-post rack mounting options. There are a vast amount of HP rack rails, shelves, and open rack server cabinets available for data center devices and equipment.

  • Save time, energy and money by hiring an experienced rack solutions company backed-up by expert tech support racking developers and engineers to design your HP racking works for EIA compatibility standards.
  • Rack builders with experience will custom design your racking system with the diameters of your available floor space and needs for cool air circulation to prevent system overheating.
  • Many rack builders have set up warehouse space to design and construct racking on-site for large HP equipment set-ups for hosting systems, then they ship pre-made units to your location.

All 19″ server racks must meet EIA standards for the Electronic Industries Alliance, EIA-310-D, regulates cabinets, racks, panels and rack mounting equipment. They can be compatible for CISCO, IBM, Dell, and HP OEM servers and equipment. Be sure your cooling exceeds air-flow in room sized requirements, especially when the design of units are fully enclosed.

New innovations in pod server designs:

Performance-optimized data centers, or pod servers by HP are self-contained units with featured server racking. Because these HP pods can be delivered within six days of your order date, this could be the quickest deployment time now available.

Pod servers have their own basic power infrastructure and are a method of bringing new levels of flexibility, scalability and security data for new customer environments. This technology best fits new units of containerized data center infrastructure and new clients wanting to deploy modular systems that plug-in to the facilities power infrastructure to easily expand their equipment capacity.

Checklist for your custom rack and cooling system:

  • power requirements include standard 115 VAC/15 AMP power cables
  • use vertical or horizontal power strips or PDU’s with organizational accessories
  • insure your server rack is cooling effectively at all times of day and night to avoid slowing of network operations or equipment degradation

Adding cloud computing is increasing the overall needs in flexible data center design. Modular designs allow cost efficient builds that are quicker to assemble and have more flexibility options. According to the report from the Wall Street Journal, fabrication times for complete data service cloud data centers are reduced from two-years of production time pared down to six weeks of assembly.

Keeping a clean room means organizing your cabling. Use cable management arms, trays and bars, open frame racks, cinches, and Velcro straps.

Once your system is up and running, create a checklist to keep preventative maintenance updated, avoiding system network slowing or unexpected down-time.

+Katrina specializes in server products with Rack Solutions leading the IT industry for custom racking design at