Open Rack is an open standard for server rack design in hyperscale data center environments.
Open Rack differs from the traditional 19-inch rack width by featuring a 21-inch wide slot. Open Rack outlines specifications for single and triple rack designs.
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According to the Open Rack charter, the following design elements are covered by Open Rack's specifications:
- Physical design
- Power distribution
- Battery backup
- Cable organization
- Thermal design and server density
- Service efficiency
The OpenCompute.org website includes additional specifications includes additional information about optical interconnects, instructions for power distribution unit (PDU) assembly and tips for installing 21-inch server racks in colocated facilities.
See also: Open Compute Project