Free-Standing Server Cabinet
Data racks come in distinct designs, that is, the wall mounted network cabinet and the free standing server cabinet. The wall mounted network cabinet are simple welded metallic structures for installing active network devices such as routers and network switches, in a fixed position and to offer protection. The wall mounted network cabinets are easy to assemble and install and come with a smaller power distribution unit.
The free standing server cabinets are firmly welded metallic structures that are assembled in the server rooms to enable protection of telecommunication equipment. The free standing server cabinets are equipped with at least two cooling fans for proper device ventilation.
Be that as it may, all network cabinets come with toughened glass doors to allow an easy monitoring of device status. Furthermore, the glass doors have locks for assuring that all devices installed are note tampered with.
Free-standing server cabinet specs
- The KVM switch console tray
- 6 way rack mount power distribution unit
- Horizontal cable manager 2U
- Heavy duty castor
- Display panel
- Cooling fans
- Removable trays and fixed shelves
- Sliding shelves for deep cabinets
- Blanking panel 1U
- Front door lock
- Caged nuts and screws
Server cabinet installation
The server cabinets are designed for free standing installation. Since the server cabinets are free standing firmly welded metallic structures installed in the server room, they have higher capacity and weight. Apart from network switches and routers, these cabinets accommodate heavy duty ICT equipment such as the servers, rack mounted UPS etc.
The free standing server cabinet range from the 22U network cabinet, 32U and the largest network cabinet being the 42U free standing server cabinet.
Network cabinet installation
The smaller network cabinets are designed for wall mounting installation. Due to the size, the wall mount network cabinet accommodate the light devices such as the DVR/ NVR, network switches, routers, network firewall devices, the IP PBX system, and the GSM gateways.
The sizes for the wall mount cabinets range from a 4U or 6U network cabinet to the 9U or 12U wall mount cabinet. Customers can purchase any size depending on the number devices to be accommodated.
Accessing the network cabinet
All network cabinets come with a transparent, toughened glass doors that allow easy monitoring of installed devices by looking at LED lights. The transparent glass door come with lock and key. However, the server cabinet can be accessed on either side by removing the metallic side covers. Still, the side covers can be left open to enable free air circulation should the cooling fans malfunction.
Network cabinet prices in Kenya
The cost of acquiring cabinet depend on the size of the size to be purchased. At any rate, the smaller size wall mounted network cabinet will be cheaper than the free standing server cabinet. Without much focus on the price of a network cabinet in Kenya, these cabinets are fairly priced considering the assured durability.
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