HP has introduced its new Intelligent Series Rack models that allow easier cable management, additional airflow, and accommodation of larger next-generation server, storage, and switching products. The new HP Intelligent Series Network Racks are 42U racks in both 600 mm and 800 mm widths, with rails set back 75 mm to allow room for cabling in the front of the rack with the door closed. Intelligent Series racks are available in 800 mm widths on some rack models to accommodate more choices for cable management and offer intelligence capabilities for asset management, structural integrity, cooling and cable management advances, and a wide choice of power and switching options.
In addition, HP Location Discovery Services, in the HP Intelligent Series Racks, send the rack identification number and precise U location to the servers installed in the racks. This provides important location information along with power and temperature data. Now, workload placement can be easily optimized with servers and other devices that identify and inventory themselves.