Trends like virtualisation, consolidation, convergence and blade server adoption are forcing different types of equipment to share the same space. Today’s high-density devices generate tremendous amounts of heat. Rapidly changing business conditions require the IT environment to adapt and adjust faster than ever, and the imperative of uninterrupted uptime now has the corollary demand of efficiency.
Whether it’s a network closet, a server room, or a data centre of any size, IT operations rely on racks and enclosures for support, organisation, and management of the rack-mount equipment. Servers, storage, switches, routers, power distribution units, console port servers, KVM switches — today’s racks and enclosures are expected to support a greater number and greater variety of applications and devices.