Network Racks and Cabinets
Network racks and cabinets are the central point of a network infrastructure, housing securely network hardware, be it data, telephony or other.
A network rack is a metal chassis frame that holds, organises and protects various network and hardware devices. In the case of a network rack, the rack is used to house network hardware such as routers, switches and modems. Any cabling is then plugged into the hardware in the router, providing a centralised point of access for the network.
The network rack provides a secure system, by providing anchoring for hardware using metal brackets or bolts, that provide a strong base for the hardware. This gives greater protection to expensive hardware, by providing a safe housing.
Network Cabinets, are another way of referring to network racks. However these are some times to diversified by whether the rack is full height and enclosed.