With today’s high density electronics generating more heat coupled with increased power consumption, it is critical to specify and deploy an effective 19″ cabinet solution that ensures consistent performance and protection. Optimal cabinet solutions are specifically designed to accommodate a variety of unique environmental conditions, such as extreme heat, high dust/moisture, radio-frequency/electromagnetic interference and high shock and vibration. When selecting a 19″ cabinet, it is important to factor in essential mechanical structure and protection standards design considerations. This white paper will discuss important design considerations, industry-recognized standards, thermal management, seismic, shock and vibration and electromagnetic compatibility.