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    New Server Rack - Advice

    I need a new server rack as my current one has been left on its transport casters and they have started to buckle under the weight of the servers. Im also about to a stupidly heavy new UPS so it will probably break them.

    I would ideally like a 700/800 wide one but my door to the server room is only just 700 wide, do they do flat pack ones?

    After a 42 or even a 48U rack. If its a wide one then great as i can get the vertical PDU bars if not i will buy the horizontal ones.

    Ive looked at the supplier i normally use for networking bits and they sell Cannon ones for just over 1k. But ive also seen ones online for 350!!

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    The place I used to work at has bought a 48U rack from here Open Frame Network Server Racks | RackSolutions UK since I left and by all accounts it is sturdy, well built and has excellent cable management. I'll probably be purchasing one myself later in the year.

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    Jack up the old one remove castors if possible and lower it on to some chunks of metal that will support the weight?

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    I've tended to use Comms-Express who will provide a quote, and accept a PO... Server Rack, Data Racks, RJ45, Network Supplies

    I think you would be able to get a flat packed one if you shop around, but plexers idea is definitely cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    Ive looked at the supplier i normally use for networking bits and they sell Cannon ones for just over 1k.
    Maplin sell 2m rack mounting rails for around 20 each:

    Standard Rack Mounting Rail : Rack Mount : Maplin Electronics

    Buy 4, put them 19" apart and whatever depth you like, nail them to something solid and away you go.

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    usystems
    USystems,Server Cabinets UK,USpace,ColdLogik,London,

    or avsl
    AVSL Group : Product : 952.550UK

    the avsl ones come flat packed, but are only available up to 35u

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    Best racks I've used are HP or APC racks. The HP racks (and alot of other companies) are actually manufactured by Rittal (Rittal Enclosures, Cabinets, Boxes and Electronic Packaging.). We've got a load of 800 wide, 1000 deep, 42u high Rittal racks here and they are very nice - not cheap though! No idea on price for those particular racks (supplied as part of the building contract) but when I last bought HP racks they were around 700 for the HP 10642 G2 rack (600 wide, 1000 deep, 42u high).

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    Another one here for Comms Express. We use Cannon cabinets which I have found to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    The place I used to work at has bought a 48U rack from here Open Frame Network Server Racks | RackSolutions UK since I left and by all accounts it is sturdy, well built and has excellent cable management. I'll probably be purchasing one myself later in the year.
    Seconded that one, have got two of them and they are great and come completly to bits

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    My 4 Rack cabinets have all been bought from comms-express, great next day service at a good price.

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    All the racks I've bought have been from Auriga
    Auriga | UK Suppliers of Fibre Optic Networking Products, Structured Cabling Systems & Network Cables
    We got our last one "unassembled" too... but had to pay extra (basically for someone there to unassemble it before it went on the truck)

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    Another +1 for Comms-Express here, I recently ordered a rack which they gave me a discount on because they couldn't get it arranged overnight then pallet line dropped it off the truck and bent it when they did deliver it, they had another one to me in 4 hours via FedEx. That's what I call service!

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