Old server cabinet layout (6 of 6)Plexiglas inserts in front doors were once characteristic to most cabinet designs. Unfortunately, for most cabinet manufacturers, this configuration became common practice. However, increasing heat dissipation needs of modern servers has resulted in cabinet owners having to replace their cabinets, or purchase replacement panel inserts with 80% perforation.
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