Server racks come in many different sizes and can range from heights between 5U-55U. For example, the 50U Open Frame Racks can be bayed together with two 55U Racks. All four server racks can be equipped with top air dams, and the rack on each end also may have a side air dam installed.
The air dams act like an eave on top of the rack, sticking out 5″ – 10″. The side dams also protrude out 5″ – 10″. Air Dams are also used in tandem with floor grates to improve air containment. These racks also have optional, side panels for enclosing the two ends of the bay of racks.
The front of a server rack loaded with equipment looks cool, but the back of the rack is where things can get a little hairy, and organization is key to keeping your sanity. That’s why it’s important that a rack have vertical cable bar options, a place to mount vertical PDUs and in some cases. You can check out our 55U Open Frame Server Rack here.