A bezel is most simply defined as the outside frame around an object or device. In the technology world, this could mean the outside frame of your computer monitor or your smart phone. In the case of data centers, a server bezel is a front cover or faceplate found on the front of a server.
The primary purpose of a server bezel is to provide an extra layer of security by locking the front of the equipment. A bezel can prevent the removing drives from the server, and some can also cover up buttons. Additionally, some bezels have LCD screens that allow users to view and change network settings. As well as display system-level error messages without accessing the control panel.
Custom Server Bezels
Data centers are huge and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. This is where custom bezels come in. In addition to providing extra security, bezels can also serve as a branding opportunity.
A custom bezel helps make your company’s servers stand out from everyone else who is using the same plain OEM bezel. Custom solutions can range from a simple single-color paint job or a vinyl, to more elaborate and fully custom designs.