Our digital consoles these days go out with a rolling rack with a UPS, clear com power supply, and network router built in. It has a drawer where I keep com beltpacks, extra data cables, and other little bits.
The consoles that have redundant external power supplies have those in the rack. The consoles that have an extra rack mounted I/O box have those on the back of the rack with W2 cabling.
Once a year someone asks for an external eq. Most people who do are usually happy if an iPod or laptop is in sync next to the console displaying the EQ.