At Racklive, we specialize in Design-to-Order at both the unit level and rack level for computing equipment. We have assembled an experienced team of systems engineers who work closely with our customers to understand their technical business and data center requirements for computing, storage, and networking configurations.
On a design project that is unique to your requirements, we give you the option of owning the design. Talk to us about your custom rack enclosure requirements.
Server level design
Server level design entails customizing the server components to meet your needs. Whether you have a power envelope limitation, have high density computing requirements or require a particular form factor: we can design and build custom server solution to meet your needs. A prototype design model is created and after engineering validation, sent to one of our production facilities in Northern California to build.
Rack level design
Rack level design begins with choosing the right type of enclosure from a height, width, depth, and weight handling standpoint. 3D CAD software is used to create a prototype design model and 2D documentation is generated and sent to one of our rack enclosure manufacturing facilities located in Silicon Valley. After engineering validation, the rack enclosures are built.
The following is a partial list of rack enclosure customizations we design and build:
- Networking Switch / Load Balancer / Custom equipment support brackets
- Internal and External Floor Mounting Strategies
- Power Distribution Unit Support brackets & design
- Custom Exhaust Vents
On a design project that is unique to your requirements, we give you the option of owning the design.
Server and storage level build
Server and storage level build entails assembly build and testing of the servers at either of our production facilities in Silicon Valley totaling 100,000 sq. ft. Prior to unit assembly hardware components are verified as part of our quality control process. New configurations will be built and certified at our Racklive Lab prior to being handed-off to manufacturing for bulk building. A “Gold Standard” unit is set aside for large deployment builds in order to allow for future testing as new component or firmware upgrades are considered. As part of the testing phase, industry standard and adopted testing tools are used to test the assembled server components for quality and inter-operability. In addition, we will test the server components using any tests/procedures that you prefer. The Checklist process is used throughout this phase.
Rack level build
Rack level build follows the design phase wherein prototype rack enclosure design models are created and sent to one of our rack enclosure manufacturing facilities after engineering validation at the Racklive Lab. We work with both local and offshore sheet metal suppliers. Once the rack enclosures arrive at our production facilities, minor optimizations such as inner rails adjustment and securing casters are done before the hardware infrastructure racking and cabling phase. Again, the Checklist process is used throughout this phase.