[Techtalk] Affordable rack/shelving mounts
ljl at rahul.net
Mon Jan 28 19:59:39 EST 2002
> It doesn't have to be a classic rackmount either. It can be shelving.
> In fact we only have one thing that is supposed to be rackmounted, an
> eSniff (http://www.vericept.com/). We just need something that isn't
> warping... And we have other computers we need to get off the floor,
> because we have the only server room in North America which floods
> occasionally. I'll post pictures sometime.
> Any recommendations?
The best stuff I've seen that wasn't a real rack was metal wire shelving
where the shelves were heavy wire "mesh". These were industrial shelves
suitable for putting heavy boxes of merchandise on - like 300# per shelf
or more. While guerilla rack is sturdy, the shelves tend to be particle
board, and thus not provide the best ventilation.
Wire Shelving Examples:
The mobile units are a nifty idea if you have to... evacuate your server
room periodically ;)
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