In this day and age, almost everyone uses computers in some way or another. Whether it be at work, at home, or just interacting with our smart phones, we have all managed to become tangled in the World Wide Web. But let’s be honest, how many of us know how computers really work? Do you know what a computer rack, and what rack enclosures do? In truth, not many do.
Yet there are an elite few that do understand the mysterious world of computers and servers. This elite group of people are a part of the computer server manufacturing industry, an industry that employs approximately 10,000 people (a small amount considering the size of our country). These 10,000 individuals are a part of the approximate 300 computer server rack manufacturing companies within the United States, and altogether generate an estimated revenue of $14 billion per year.
Ever increasingly, companies are relying on servers and computer server racks for data storage. But this is not as easy as one would think. Rather, there is a delicate science to properly storing a server. In order to preserve the server, the room in which it is stored much be at an extremely specific temperature. To properly store a server, it must be in a room that is no less than 50 degrees and no more than 82 degrees Fahrenheit. In general, majority of data operating centers keep their servers in rooms that are between 68 and 72 degrees.