What is Rack’n Stack?
Racks and stacks occur when equipment is mounted (stacked) in a rack before it is brought (stacked) into the data center for deployment. You can quickly use the floor space of your data center by storing and stacking server racks in the rack. This reduces the waiting time between rack installation on the floor and actual use. However, there are some things to consider before deciding on a rack and stack. What is
Rack integration is the «rack» part of «rack and stack». Rack integration is the process of testing, mounting, and programming devices in a rack in a logical way. This can be done by your own team or by using the Rack Integration Service. Rack integration services have become a common outage for equipping and testing server racks. The Rack Integration Service implements a fully integrated server rack, tests and programs them all in one place and then sends the fully integrated rack to the data center. While these services seem great, there are pros and cons, just as there are for a DIY rack and stack.
Do you really need R n’ S ?
When performing a rack and stack, it comes down to two options: doing it yourself or using rack integration services. Rack integration services are extremely convenient and efficient. By using these services, you keep all of your systems and equipment in one location until they`re ready for delivery. The rack is fully integrated and tested prior to delivery, so it is ready to test run and use on arrival. This is not only convenient but also beneficial. You can use the service immediately by operating the shelves on arrival. Also, less money is wasted when the floor area is idle.
On the contrary, DIY RackandStack allows you to take charge of the entire rack installation and deployment process. This is a luxury you wouldn’t get with the Rack and Stack service. Also, transporting a fully integrated rack requires special protected transport equipment, which requires less equipment. By assembling the equipment with your team, you don’t have to worry about shipping the shelves. However, this does not mean that DIY racks and stacks are completely beneficial. Obviously, using your own team, which can catch up with the maintenance of other racks, can significantly reduce efficiency. Waiting to get all the parts you need to install in a rack is also a waste of time and can be a potential benefit. With Rack Integration Service, all this equipment is already in one place. If efficiency and convenience are priorities, rack integration services may be the best option. If you want to get the whole process in your hands, DIY Rack & Stack is the way to go.
Rack Mount Equipment
You can incorporate just about any equipment in your server racks during a rack and stack. This includes servers, network equipment, cables, rails, cable management trays, etc. However, the weight of all these devices cannot exceed the dynamic load capacity of the rack. It is important to consider the amount of equipment in each rack and the weight of the equipment. Of course, some devices are heavier than others. Rack height-The higher the rack, the less stable it is. This is important when actually «stacking» racks. In some situations, the shelves were too high to be «palletized» because they exceeded the height limit of the trucks that were transporting them.