So, you’ve read our blog on server racks, you’ve decided which server rack you need and you’ve found a manufacturer to match your business needs. Now it’s time to look for server rack accessories(For more information).
Just like server racks, you may not know you need these for your business, but as the business does get increasingly competitive, you need to do everything to increase the quality of your workspace. Let me answer some questions you may have.
What even is a server rack?
To simply put it, a server rack, also known as a rack cabinet or equipment rack, is specifically designed to organize IT production equipment into a standardized configuration maximizing the
use of space in your workplace. It’s plain and simple. It keeps all the data sources that you use for your business in a secured area. Read our blog post on server racks here
Why do I need accessories?
Server rack accessories are essential to save valuable server rack space, remove hot air to optimize airflow, make your server rack neat and organized as well as allowing you to actively monitor your server rack. Imagine buying a house but no furniture. Simply, a server rack can not be fully functional without the accessories needed to complete it.
What accessories are there?
Loose cables can be a nightmare. With the sheer number of cables present in your server rack, a cable management accessory of some description is essential to keep your server rack in prime condition.
This accessory does exactly as it says. Vastly important to prevent your server rack from overheating.
Blanking panels are used to reduce the problem of unrestricted recycling of hot air, which causes equipment to heat up. Blanking strips help to ensure the server racks are being cooled in the most power-efficient manner.
Server Rack Shelves and Drawers
These are the most standard accessory you will need. You can purchase these in many varieties such as vented, flat and cantilever. The size and weight of the equipment you are installing in your server rack should be a guide to determining the type of shelving you need. Find our full range of accessories here So, now you’ve had an overview of the accessories you need, you need to buy them.
Choosing the correct manufacturer
Decide which accessories you need.
Ask yourself “what will I be putting into this server rack?”, do your research and decide which accessories are needed for your business needs.
Once you know what you’re after, get searching. Google the products you’re after, ask people you have known that have bought server racks which manufacturer they used and form a list of potential
manufacturers. The best-case scenario is to find a manufacturer (such as Suntec) that sells everything you’re after, to prevent you from purchasing from multiple manufacturers. Suntec specializes in servers and offers an extensive list of products that will be able to suit your needs.
Contact the list of manufacturers you have accumulated and describe your needs. Contact them via phone or email to inquire about their range of server rack accessories and if they match your
business needs. Don’t just go for the cheapest manufacturer, make sure to go for one that offers the best value for price whilst also offering the highest quality. You want to make sure your
business is protected against future troubles, so get accessories that you’re confident will be of high quality for your business needs.
This leads into one of, if not the most important decision of the whole process. Compare all of the different manufacturers thoroughly. Your company’s network system is the backbone of your
organization and therefore you need to find the best manufacturer of server rack accessories for your business. If you’re set on the products of a particular manufacturer but their price is a lot higher than competitors, get back in contact with them and say you’ve received a cheaper quote from another manufacturer and see if they will drop their prices slightly.
After you’ve completed this whole process of sourcing a reliable, high-quality manufacturer for your server racks accessories and negotiated the best price, finalize the deal. Contact your chosen manufacturer and confirm the order. With all of this research and thought processing, you can be assured you have chosen the correct manufacturer for your business and will not have to worry about any future troubles.