Rack Heights Explained [Infographic]

U size rack

Rack Units Explained – An infographic by RackSolutions

16U: Great for mounting rack equipment without needing to use too much space, best for small offices and retail

42U: Used in many data centers and tends to be the common size cabinet for many IT departments

48U: Preferred height when space is limited but need to rack a lot of equipment

58U: The tallest rack in the industry, allowing 38% more space than a 42U model, good for large business.

RackSolutions’ server racks are compatible with all the leading OEMs such as Dell, HP and IBM servers and equipment, and they meet the EIA standards for 19″ server racks. The fully enclosed, secure server cabinets range in size all the way up to 42U, and they exceed OEM air flow requirements and regulations. Open frame server racks are a great way to optimize cooling and make wiring easy. These racks come in size ranges from up to 58U, and they are quick and easy to assemble. Another option is a 2Post server rack, which works well for large data center installations with a variety of 2-Post and 4-Post rack equipment. For small spaces, the portable rack that fits under a desk is an ideal, out-of-the way solution.