Rack and stack: optimize your IT environment

Published on 24 April 2023Time to read: 2 minutes

Rack and stack. It sounds like a rather vague term, but it is actually a very important term within today’s IT environment. The term refers to the activity of the equipment being mounted in a rack before being transported to a data centre.

Rack vs. stack

‘’Racking’’ or the racking integration is the process of testing, mounting, and programming equipment in a way that makes sense for your rack. The equipment that racking integration concerns are cables, network equipment, routers, and servers. Racking ensures that server nodes and components are connected to each other before they are transported. Racking integration will simplify on-site maintenance for your company.

The stacking part of ‘’rack and stack’’ is the transport and deployment of racks to the data centre or destination enterprise. 

Integrating rack and stack into your IT environment helps ensure the longevity of the equipment you use. It gives you the proper space you need for the data centre to function properly. Finally rack and stack allows quick and easy access for serviceability by reducing lost time during problem resolution.

3 important elements of rack and stack

Before opting for racking and stacking, you should consider a few things that are important:

1. Know the layout of the data centre before you start the rack and stack process. It is important to calculate the amount of space that would be needed an make sure it is available before you start.

2. Calculate the power you will need for the new equipment. IT specialists usually test for the proper use of power so that your system is never overworked or not working to its total capacity.

3. Make sure to document the rack design and definitive layout throughout the project. Labelling the servers, equipment, accessories, and cables helps you keep track of the setup and the work being done. It will also allow you to be able to maintain your equipment and make possible modifications in the future.

Rack and stack is an elementary procedure, but if done incorrectly it could lead into a disastrous outcome. Your servers are at the heart of your organization’s success, and you’d want everything to be organized and assembled the right way. It needs to be correctly planned.

What can TeleSol Group do for you?

Want to do a rack and stack project? TeleSol Group can assist you in every step of the way. From design to equipment installation and delivery. Our technicians are specialized and will ensure that your hardware is placed without obstacles. Curious about what we can do for your organization or how you can get the most out of your equipment? Feel free to contact us.

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