Before choosing the cabinet size, it is crucial to make sure that the cabinet structure will clear the loading dock, the pathway to the server room, and the doorway of the server room. If the cabinet will be pre-populated, it is critical to choose a cabinet with an appropriate dynamic load rating and load bearing casters. Shock pallets should also be used to transport pre-populated cabinets.
The color of cabinets should be chosen based on lighting requirements. White cabinets reflect the most amount of light and can make it easier to see within the server room space. White cabinets also look cleaner than black cabinets.
If the server room has a space constraint, or if a greater amount of equipment will be stored in the cabinet than what will fit in a standard cabinet, then custom cabinets can be ordered from manufacturers. Before committing to a customized cabinet solution, be aware of the lead times for manufacturers to build the cabinets.