Not all tech challenges can be fixed by the powerful, but pre-packaged devices sold by tech giants. Cisco, Quanta, Juniper, HP, Barracuda, and a host of other tech manufacturers can solve a lot of problems, but some specific techniques may come from small devices meant for home or small, agile tech startup use. If you're a bigger business--or at least using bigger data center space--and need a secure and organized fit, here are a few challenges you may face, along with ways that a fabrication team can help.
Standard Racks And Unique Devices
The standard computer and data center equipment storage rack is a set of beams that are scalable to an extent and designed for rectangular objects. The beams and struts used to form a server rack unit can be moved around to accommodate different square and rectangular sizes, but odd devices such as rounded plastic routers or handheld devices such as the Raspberry Pi can easily break or fall when mounted with makeshift techniques.
The point of having rackspace at all is to allow easy devices access while conserving space and providing a stable environment. Simply laying an oddly-shaped device on a shelf or adding Velcro, glue, or some sort of strap to the device can jeopardize the device in the long run.
Eventually, a clumsy technician or someone in a hurry may trip over a cable and rip the device to the floor. In a stable connection, the only ripping will come from the cable breaking its tab at the most.
A Fabrication Team Delivers Custom Security
Server racks were once a custom solution as well, with many different techniques used to connect devices to specific bolt points. That level of customization is dwindling for anything that isn't at least close to a standard design. You need to consult a fabrication professional for anything else.
A fabrication service professional can design an entire rack or even just a section of your existing rack. For small devices such as the Raspberry Pi, a vertical plate can be designed for easy insertion, allowing cables to be nestled carefully into the small boards while giving a secure fit that can be serviced as needed.
With rounded, plastic, or otherwise awkward shell designs, a cage can be made to house the device. The cage can be built to allow port and slot access at the back or in any area that needs human contact, and the indicator lights can be in plain view using acrylic screens, a magnifying lens, or just an open air slot.
Contact a fabrication services team like Garelick Steel to discuss different ways to customize your tech storage.