We have a small office but I'm starting to see the benefit of a rack. We have:
- Windows Server as a DC and for file hosting.
- Linux machine for the phone communications.
- DVR for the cameras (rack form factor actually).
- small switch.
- small router.
- small modem from the internet provider.
I'll like to have all the IT equipment at a rack because they're located at different spaces. So I want organization but also reduce the needed space.
I'll look to convert the windows server and the linux server that are tower like servers to a rack style chassis. I'm guessing that 2U chassis for each one is ok.
I'm worry about the heat and what to look for in this kind of chassis. Also what to look for in a rack cabinet so I can make an objetive decision.
There is no air conditioner at the office so I wonder if there is a rack cabinet that has some cooling features.
I'm not buying new servers that are rack ready just for budget reasons.