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5 Best Network Server Racks for Small Business in 2018

Small businesses today can’t afford to neglect their IT infrastructure. While many go with various cloud-hosted solutions, some choose the in-house approach, often to save money or enjoy better security. If you’re thinking about building your own in-house information technology infrastructure, a network server rack is the right piece of equipment to start with. We’ve selected the top 5 best network server racks for small businesses in 2018, so the only thing you need to do is choose the one that best fits your needs.

Product Brand Name Price
NavePointNavepoint 25U Professional 4-Post IT Open Frame Server Network Relay RackBuy on Amazon|$230.65(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
Tripp LiteTripp Lite 6U Wall Mount Rack Enclosure Server CabinetBuy on Amazon|$158.99(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
NavePointNavepoint 12U Deluxe IT Wallmount Cabinet Enclosure 19-Inch Server Network RackBuy on Amazon|$227.95(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
StarTechStarTech.com 45U 3300lb High Capacity 4 Post Open Server Equipment RackBuy on Amazon|$749.99(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
NavePointNavePoint 4ft Open Frame 19" 22U 4-Post Network Server Relay Rack Rolling with CastersBuy on Amazon|$206.95(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)

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Open: NavePoint 25U

Standing 49 inches tall, the Navepoint 25U is a sturdy 4-post rack capable of carrying up to 1322 pounds of network equipment. Its depth is adjustable from 22 inches to 40 inches in 1-inch increments, and it complies with the EIA-310-E standard, which is intended to provide overall design requirements for cabinets, panels, racks, and subracks.

The Navepoint 25U is made of high-quality cold rolled steel, a kind of steel that has been subjected to a manipulative process of cold rolling in which a metal bar is passed through high tension rollers below the re-crystallization temperature of the steel to improve its structural characteristics, and its powder coated finish ensures maximum durability even in very tough conditions.

Wall Mount: Tripp Lite 6U

For such a compact wall-mounted network server rack, the Tripp Lite 6U surprises with its maximum load capacity of up to 200 pounds and the ability to fit standard 19-inch rack equipment. The rack is packed with many useful features, including top and bottom cable routing ports, perforated door and side panels to promote efficient airflow, and adjustable vertical mounting rails, among others.

Tripp Lite offers a 5-year warranty on the network server rack, and the company knows it can afford to do that because the rack is manufactured in compliance with strict RoHS specifications. You may also appreciate the fact that the rack ships fully assembled and ready for quick deployment.

Cabinet: NavePoint 12U

If you’re looking for a fully enclosed cabinet network server rack with excellent cable management and cooling, the NavePoint 12U may just be the best option on the market. This professional rack is compatible with all standard-sized 19-inch rack-mount equipment, offering rail depth of 13 inches and 16 inches of total usable space.

It’s made of 1.2 mm cold rolled steel and features a special electro-static powder coating to protect the equipment inside from electrical damage. The front door has a security lock and a heat-treated, tinted tempered glass panel that allows you to see inside the rack. There are two cooling fans located on the back of the rack, and they do a good job of moving hot air away from the sensitive components housed inside the rack without being too loud.

High-Capacity: StarTech 45U

The StarTech 45U is the largest and most durable network server rack on this list. Its maximum total carry capacity is 3300 pounds, which translates into a boatload of network equipment. While most small businesses won’t ever need anything close to 3300 pounds worth of network equipment, choosing a large, spacious rack over a smaller one has multiple advantages. For starters, cooling is seldom an issue and cable management is as easy as it gets. Larger racks are also more stable and ideal for heavy equipment like UPSs and cabinet consoles.

Like all StarTech rack server mounts, the 45U meets strict manufacturing standards. The rack ships in a flat-pack for easy handling, and it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to assemble it. Included in the box is a free pack of 50 cage screws and nuts.

Rolling: NavePoint 22U

The NavePoint 22U is an open frame network server rack whose height is just right to make it double as a standing desk, making it perfect for small businesses with limited space. It supports standard 19-inch rack mount equipment and includes removable casters.

The thick, steel frame gives the NavePoint 22U remarkable stability, but only if you assemble it correctly. Fortunately, that should be very easy because the rack comes with everything you need, including detailed installation instructions.

Product Brand Name Price
NavePointNavepoint 25U Professional 4-Post IT Open Frame Server Network Relay RackBuy on Amazon|$230.65(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
Tripp LiteTripp Lite 6U Wall Mount Rack Enclosure Server CabinetBuy on Amazon|$158.99(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
NavePointNavepoint 12U Deluxe IT Wallmount Cabinet Enclosure 19-Inch Server Network RackBuy on Amazon|$227.95(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
StarTechStarTech.com 45U 3300lb High Capacity 4 Post Open Server Equipment RackBuy on Amazon|$749.99(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)
NavePointNavePoint 4ft Open Frame 19" 22U 4-Post Network Server Relay Rack Rolling with CastersBuy on Amazon|$206.95(Price as of 11/21/2018 08:59 ET)

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