IT professionals in Data Centers are looking for more tool-less options for speeding up the mounting process. Button mounts have become more and more common on server racks by several well-known manufacturers. Button mounts serve as a tool-less method for vertically mounting longer equipment to the side of a server rack. The “button” is usually located on the back of vertically mounted equipment. Button mounting points are most commonly found along the side of the uprights of the rack. Button mounts are often used as a tool-less method for mounting Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and vertical cable management solutions.
The increased demand for tool-less mounting has caused many companies to create adapter brackets for button mounted equipment. RackSolutions has recently created a button mount adapter for their Rack 111 Open Frame Rack, which mounts directly to its cable management bars.