What is a 42U server rack?

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  • 1 week ago

    42U Racks feature a symmetrical frame to allow enclosures to be bayed in space-saving layouts, including side-by-side, one in front of another, in a corner, in U or T arrangements, all without the need for an expensive intermediate frame.

  • Mike W
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    2 months ago

    It's a full size 19" rack. 

  • 2 months ago

    It's basically two metal bars that hold servers.  A rack mountable server takes up a certain number of units (maybe 3 is typical)  The units is a measurement for the height of a server.  So a 42U server rack could hold around 14 servers.  There are other things that can go on a server rack.

  • 2 months ago

    When you are working on setting up a server rack, deciding equipment mounting options can be quite a task. There are several rack sizes to fit all the needs for using a server, but it is difficult to identify which would suit your requirement. Before getting into the details of which server rack would work best for a requirement, let’s first take a look at the basics of a server rack.

    Need for a rack-mounted server

    Server chassis are designed in a way that they can be mounted on a rack. This is designed in order to reduce the FootPrint and offer Provision to stack more IT Equipment in a Single Rack for better Management.

    Server racks offer businesses the ability to maximize the potential of their servers. The 42U server rack is the most widely sought today. Let’s see why.

    -Different sizes of the rack like 32U, and 38U cost customers a lot considering the server limit may exceed depending on the business growth, and they need to continuously update their rack sizes to fit in the capacity. Therefore, 42U acts as a standard size to address all such basic sizes.

    -The 42U server rack is designed specifically for the better performance of servers. They have 76% perforation on the doors which enables a good airflow within the enclosure, thus preventing overheating related problems.

    -Accessibility is easier considering height of 2100mm

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