+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 83
General Chat Thread, LackRack: Ikea server racks for living room datacenters in General; Just noticed this in my MAKE:Blog daily email: LackRack: Ikea server racks for living room datacenters Need a datacenter rack ...
  1. #1
    p858snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,490
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 175 Times in 151 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    51

    LackRack: Ikea server racks for living room datacenters

    Just noticed this in my MAKE:Blog daily email:

    LackRack: Ikea server racks for living room datacenters


    Need a datacenter rack but don't have one? Never fear, someone figured out that the Ikea "Lack" side tables work perfectly with 19" hardware like Ethernet switches.

    "The LackRack is the ultimate, low-cost, high shinyness solution for your modular datacenter-in-the-living-room. Featuring the LACK (side table) from Ikea, the LackRack is an easy-to-implement, exact-fit datacenter building block. It's a little known fact that we have seen Google engineers tinker with Lack tables since way back in 2009."

    The tongue-in-cheek LackRack website offers a number of tips and hints, some of which are (seem?) serious.

  2. Thanks to p858snake from:

    Gibbo (23rd June 2010)

  3. #2
    Batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    940
    Thank Post
    115
    Thanked 118 Times in 74 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    Awesome! Ikea hacker has similar stuff

  4. #3

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,216
    Thank Post
    657
    Thanked 2,249 Times in 1,031 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    669
    I have one of those tables in the garage! It's so going into the EG office on Monday morning! I could
    put a switch and 'other' device in there with the all-in-one printer on top of it

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Only downside is that a standard rack mount server is longer than the table but you could easily just use 2 tables.

    Not sure our network guys would approve - the specs for our cabinets don't seem to allow for Ikea tables instead :-)

  6. #5

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,265
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,575 Times in 1,254 Posts
    Rep Power
    341
    Living room datacenters? Makes me laugh some of the ideas people come up with! Remember to buy an appropriate depth of table for your switch

  7. #6
    mjs_mjs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    bexleyheath, london
    Posts
    1,020
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 111 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    Damn, i modded my cupboards years back to cope, if only i had known.

  8. #7

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,136
    Thank Post
    1,913
    Thanked 1,345 Times in 743 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    396
    Hmm, trip hazard with all those cables trailling everywhere and red is so 70s....

  9. #8
    p858snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,490
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 175 Times in 151 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Hmm, trip hazard with all those cables trailling everywhere and red is so 70s....
    Red was back in last year or the year before in Australia at least. IKEA do those tables in a wide range of colours based on the link included in the article, and its not hard to sand some wood down and do a custom colour job either.

  10. #9
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,983
    Thank Post
    268
    Thanked 52 Times in 46 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    47
    Haha love it

  11. #10

    m25man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Romford, Essex
    Posts
    1,644
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 467 Times in 339 Posts
    Rep Power
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Only downside is that a standard rack mount server is longer than the table but you could easily just use 2 tables.
    I have been advised by our senior technical advisor (Interior Furnishings R&D Division - otherwise known as wife) that they do actually have an elongated version of this rack available!

    Im checking the latest catalog for the relevant part numbers in case I need to establish a cloud computing centre in the lounge.

    Part No: 401.042.94 includes convenient shelf for heavier server/switches providing extra stability thus avoiding pet injury.
    Last edited by m25man; 23rd January 2010 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Update

  12. #11
    denon101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Stuck in the server room......
    Posts
    397
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Ikea designers really do think of everything.......

  13. #12
    p858snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,490
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 175 Times in 151 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I have been advised by our senior technical advisor (Interior Furnishings R&D Division - otherwise known as wife) that they do actually have an elongated version of this rack available!

    Im checking the latest catalog for the relevant part numbers in case I need to establish a cloud computing centre in the lounge.

    Part No: 401.042.94 includes convenient shelf for heavier server/switches providing extra stability thus avoiding pet injury.
    I bet she was pleased when you brought up the topic of shopping at ikea.

    psst: the link in the first post covers all that >.>
    Last edited by p858snake; 23rd January 2010 at 01:17 PM.

  14. #13
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Can the server version be fitted with casters ?

  15. #14
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    I got 2 of them tables

  16. #15

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,070
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 430 Times in 310 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    I can quite proudly say I don't have a single item of Ikea furniture in my house.

    (Argos, yes but so far no Ikea)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Server Racks.
    By ICT_GUY in forum Hardware
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 28th January 2011, 02:55 PM
  2. Earthing Server Racks
    By joshcoombs in forum Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th October 2009, 02:28 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th July 2009, 02:29 PM
  4. Ikea laptop table
    By dhicks in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th June 2009, 11:56 PM
  5. server racks
    By ozzy in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23rd May 2008, 02:51 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •