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    Server Cabinets

    Currently my two tower servers are sat in the room in which I work, just on the desk and taking up a considerable amount of space.

    With new budgets in April I'm hoping to be able to buy another 2x servers. I've been looking at rack mountable 1U or 2U servers. The cabs we have at the moment won't take rack-mountable servers, so I need to buy a cabinet.

    Can anybody recommend a supplier/manufacturer of cabinets? I'd like the 2 tower cabinets that I have currently to be inside this cabinet as well. Is this mix of rack-mountable and free-standing server advisable?

    Thanks in advance

    Sam

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    It can be done whether it is the best option is a matter of opinion if you can get your tower servers a rack mount kit it would be neater and of course take up a lot less space, CCS Media has a lot of very reasonable cabinets from many vendors so I would try them out ask for Neil Ottewell on 01246 200 200 ext 1030. All you'll need for the towers at present is a shelf inside the cabinet.


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    Re: Server Cabinets

    The best type I've had the pleasure to work with is Imrak.

    http://www.apw.com/enclosuresolutions/imrak.asp

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    First Technologies will do you alsorts of racks from the cheap and cheerful but functional to ones that have all the bells and whistles. I went for cheap and cheeful and its been fine for me.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    We got our server cabinet from ebay. Shipping / driving to pickup can be a pain, but we got lucky.

    Well worth keeping an eye out.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    I use Prism cabinets - high build quality at a reasonable price.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    My server cab is an APC one... the basic cab was relatively cheap and is very good quality... the accessories can be a touch pricey but it depends what you want.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    Whats the average price you have paid for a 40U cab?

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    I use Mills LTD, paid 400 for a 46U cabinet the other month for a job I sorted out for someone.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    The best type I've had the pleasure to work with is Imrak.

    http://www.apw.com/enclosuresolutions/imrak.asp
    Couldn't agree more, we have 3 apw's all connected together, marvelous kit.
    Had to take them all to pieces and dismantle the server room door to get them in though - 47u :-)

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    I think that my 42u APC cab with side panels and metal doors was in the region of £500... that is with feet and everything too - plus wheels for the initial positioning!

    The head still likes to recall the story of the caretakers wondering how to get the cab up 5 stps into the schol and then I walked along with a spanner (supplied by APC I should add), unbolted it from the pallet and then proceeded to remove the side panels and doors... the sigh of relief by the caretakers was audible! I got them back by getting them to move the UPS (I took the 6 lead acid cells out first!)

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    My prefered Rack: http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr...arch=K%3D10642

    I have two already and a third on the way.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    prism cabinets. I think we paid £500 for 47u ones. Can be a mission to build from what i have been told

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    Indeed, the Prism full cabinets do come in many boxes. But once they are up they are good.

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    Re: Server Cabinets

    DMC I like the HP stuff but its sooooooooooooooooo overpriced in my view, what does that HP cabinet, thats closer to 1K, do and have than the others mentioned here, that are around the 400-500 area, don't have?

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