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27U Server Racks and Data Cabinets

The 27U server racks and data rack cabinets range from Server Room Environments includes racks for indoor (IP20) and extreme applications (IP54) as well as ultra-low-quiet acoustic server racks. Each rack can be supplied on a short lead time and painted in a standard black or grey colour or to a client specific colour. 27U Rack and cabinet options include glass or steel or mesh front doors and steel or mesh doors to assist with ventilation and cooling. A range of options can be supplied to further customise the racks on site including temperature and humidity monitoring, cooling, rackmount UPS, cable management, shelving and tray sizes.

27U Rack and Cabinet Guide

When selecting a rack or cabinet there are several factors to consider.

Rack Height

A 27U rack or cabinet can house equipment whose total height when placed into the rack is no more than 1.20m. Care therefore has to be taken when selecting a rack to make sure that there cabinet height is sufficient to house the IT server, networking peripheral or IoT device.

U Height Metres Centimetres Millimetres Feet Inches
27U 1.20m 120.02cm 1200.15mm 3.94ft 47.25"

For referrence 1U=1.75inches or 44.45mm.

Rack Width

The standard rackmount width is 19inches (482.6mm) and cabinets are typically available in 600mm or 800mm width. Most products will either fit to the front rack pillars using cage nuts onto flanges attached to the rack-mountable device, or slide rails running from the front to the rear pillars or sit on internal shelves or slide-out trays. Room should be left around the rack for adequate air flow and access.

Rack Depth

The depth of cabinet available range from 600-1200mm. Care should be taken when selecting a rack depth to ensure that it is suitably long enough for the equipment to be housed including any necessary space for cables (bend radius) and connection access. How to manage cables is important for any rack size for easy cable identification and to avoid accidental disconnection.

Open or Closed Racks

The majority of server racks and data cabinets supplied are enclosed rather than open frames. An enclosed cabinet with a front and rear door and side panels is more secure and will provide with more efficient airflow management.

27U Server Cabinets

We supply a wide range of 27U server cabinets made to order and stocked in the UK. The typical lead time is 5-7 days unless the cabinet is ex stock at time of order.

Please also view our server rack accessories range for optional extras to extend the functionality of your cabinets. Options available include shelves, blanking plates to improve air flow, brush strips, cable rings, cable trays, and cable management items, lockable drawers, fan trays, patch panels and plinths. We also supply a wide range of rack mount UPS and PDUs to provide you with a complete server rack for you server room or data centre application.

Data Cabinet Sourcing

If you have a preferred brand of server cabinet we can source a matching cabinet through our extensive supply chain. Typical brands supplied include APC, Schneider, Eaton, HP, Legrand, Orion, Panduit, Rittal, Tripp Lite and Vertiv. If you cannot find the 27U server rack or data cabinet you need please contact our projects team.

Server Cabinet Installation

If you need a server cabinet installed on site, the projects team at Server Room Environments can provide these. Our Projects Team can arrnage the complete delivery and siting of a pre-built or flat pack server rack or data cabinet to be built-up on site.

27U Rack Mount Shelves

Shelves are ideal for devices that cannot be installed into floor standing cabinets. As part of our cabinet accessories range we provide a wide selection of “rack shelving”: including:

  • Fixed rack shelves 1U from 350 to 800mm in depth and available in standard or heavy duty types
  • Telescopic shelves 1U from 450 to 800mm with sliding rails
  • Adjustable depth shelves1U from 300 to 900mm
  • Modem shelves 1U, 2U and 3U from 200 to 500mm
  • L brackets

All rack shelves can be painted to match the server rack colour supplied. The shelves can be ordered with a 27U cabinet or as additional items.

Cable Management and Connections

Patch panels (24 and 48 port), patch panel cables and specialist cables are available from Server Room Environments including smart hands to provide on-site network cable installation and routing. Cables rings and cable management bars are also available from our rack accessories range.

Other Rack Options

Other floor standing server rack accessories include:

  • Blanking panels: 1-6U to help improve cooling system efficiency and airflow within a server rack and to help separate cold and hot airflow.
  • Door security: with RFID door handles managed by an access control system that can also manage door entry and exit in the server room or data centre.
  • Rack mount fire suppression Units: to provide in-rack fire suppression.
  • Environmental temperature monitoring: monitor cabinet temperatures, humidity, water leakage and other environmental factors and receive email and SMS text alerts for alarm conditions.
  • Rack mount UPS power backup: from 500VA to 20kVA including battery extension packs and rack mounted UPS maintenance bypasses.
  • Power distribution units (PDUs): in single and three phase products with a range of IEC sockets and interface options.

Please contact our projects team for further information on our 27U server racks and floor standing data cabinets.


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