Open Racks


Open racks serve in several needful capacities. They allow users to mount and secure their equipment in an open space. Most equipment overheats because they are housed in close areas. There is little room to release, and less space for heat to escape.

Open Racks

Open Rack is an open standard for server rack design in hyper-scale data center conditions.

Open Rack differs from the traditional 19-inch rack width by featuring a 21-inch wide hole. Open Rack sketches specifications for single and triple rack designs.

According to the Open Rack compact, the following design elements are included by Open Rack’s specifications:

  • Physical design
  • Power division
  • Battery reserve
  • Cable industry
  • Thermal design and server density
  • Service facility
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability

The Open Rack creates a new, open standard for server rack design that provides an innovative program for rack infrastructure while reducing TCO in the scale compute space. It’s the first rack standard that’s meant for data centers, combining the rack into the data center support, part of the Open Compute Project’s “grid to gates” philosophy, a holistic design process that considers the relationship of everything from the power grid to the gates in the chips on each motherboard.


When it comes to using and setting up equipment in a computer room or data center, it is important to make the best use of the space available. For this purpose, open racks are a great solution to help stay prepared in a cost-effective manner. Here are five uses of open racks and why you should consider them for your equipment storage needs.

Open Rack Uses


Open racks are a cost-effective way to manage things, compared to enclosed racks. The cost of manufacturing and transportation are less than those of closed racks.

     2.Quick installation

Not having to worry about installing side panels makes the installation of open racks a much easier task.


Enclosed racks can create an ecosystem for heat to build up. Open racks, on the other hand, allow for unlimited airflow, preventing heat build-up.

4.Easy access

The open rack design allows for easy access to tools and cabling.

5.Better cable management

It can be a difficulty trying to manage cords and cables with an enclosed rack, but with an open rack, cable control is much easier as you can run the cables without any restrictions from panels.


  • Conforms to DIN 41494 or Equivalent ISO / EN Standard
  • High-strength, lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum extrusion constructions
  • Two top angles and heavy-duty construction hardware for a stronger open rack to handle more complex loading
  • 25 No. M6 mounting bolts with sequence Phillips/ Straight heads and pilot points to overcome cross threading and installation time.
  • Different packaging inserts reduce damage from components hitting together in the package during transportation and handling.
  • Ease of gathering by high-quality bonds.
  • Universal 12.7mm-15.875mm-15.875mm alternating hole pattern offers greater mounting versatility, maximizes the usable mounting area
  • Numbered U positions

5 Benefits of Open Racks

Benefits of Open Racks

1.Easy Installation

Open racks make the hardware mounting process easier when compared to enclosed racks. When you’re installing hardware in an enclosed rack, you may have to remove panels and twist your hands to securely mount the hardware. Open racks streamline the process by allowing you to install mounting brackets from whichever angle is easiest.

2.Easy Maintenance

Open racks don’t have walls, which makes hardware accessible from all sides even when server hardware is already installed. If you have to exchange cables around or pull out a fixed server, the open rack helps streamline the process. Additionally, the lack of wall barriers can make it easier to maintain without having to remove the hardware at all.

3.Easy Organization

In-use server racks commonly have dozens, if not hundreds, of cables running between connected devices. The open rack makes it easier to keep those cables from becoming a tangled mess. A closed server rack can prevent cable routing paths, especially with hardware that features ports on the front or sides. You can manage cables in any direction with an open frame server rack without any issue.

4.Unrestricted Air Flow

It’s no secret that servers can produce a lot of heat: enclosed server racks can cause heat build-up. Too much heat can damage the hardware. Open racks can increase the life of your hardware and improve performance by providing unlimited airflow. Open server racks allow airflow in all directions, letting the hardware run in a cooler setting.

5.Lower Cost

Open racks have lower stock and transportation costs compared to enclosed racks. The open versions use less stock and take up much less space when struck. The open frame’s lower weight and smaller footprint make it easier to export.


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