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Know a good rack vendor?

By bwixted ·
Looking for a decent supplier of racks. any good ones out there? what makes them good?

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Ambiguous question..need more info

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

What are you looking to rack? Telco or Server equipment? Do you need 2 post or 4 post? Does your equipment require M6 cage nuts for the rails or does it use threaded bolts?

Homaco is one such vendor, Blackbox is another, HP makes Racks, and so does Dell

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Bring on the pr0n jokes...

by gralfus In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

I prefer large racks, either natural or artificial materials. Several vendor websites available with sample pictures. Tried to get the boss to pay for some more, but no go.

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APC!

by Hantra In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

APC racks are incredible! They are the best I've ever used. The power distribution system is accessible via IP, as is the environmental monitoring device.

The APC has an air distribution unit at the bottom, and it communicates with the servers. If there is a failure where the power loses redundancy or fans go out on the rack, the server will speed up its fans.

I can't recommend it enough. It pwns the Black Box products.

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I agree

by Dedlbug In reply to APC!

I have several clients, and the one with the APC rack I love. It's clean in appearance, standard feature sets (locking door, keyboard slides out, blah blah), but the cooling options are my favorite. Just check out the site: http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=10

Plus, they are certified for a large variety of vendors.

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Dell

by gpastorelli In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

We bought a Dell 42U rack, really good deal. Got $200.00 since they were running a deal. Shipping was only about $75.00. I bought this rack new for about $1,000.00 shipped.

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cjcps.com

by PoloWRx In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

They got pretty much anything and everything.

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Hugh Hefner.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

The bigger ones are usually considered good.

Submitted before I could help myself.

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Pretty subjective

by Michael Kassner Contributor In reply to Know a good rack vendor?

I see a great many systems being a field engineer and the three that stick out as being used by the fortune 500 companies are Chatsworth, APC and BlackBox.

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