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  1. 2Post Conversion Kits
    Problem You have a room full of 2Post Relay Racks, a bunch of servers, and boxes of 4Post Rail Kits. What are you going to do? Solution Convert your 2Post Racks into 4Post Racks using 2Post Conversion Kits. Description on rails that have been attach...
  2. How tall can a server rack be?
    55U, Open Frame Rack Server racks come in many different sizes. Some are as short as a or more are in use, that translates into lots of extra equipment space. 50U Open Frame Racks may be bayed together with two, 55U Racks, for example. All four serve...
  3. Selecting a Wall Mount Rack
    Types of Wall Mount Racks Wall Mount Racks typically come in Open Frame or Cabinet styles.  The Open Frame, Wall Mount Rack is an effective, less expensive, racking option, but it won”t necessarily keep your equipment secure. To discourage equ...
  4. Open Frame Equipment Racks
    Open frame server racks function very similar to Rack Enclosures but without doors or side panels. The benefits of open frame, equipment racks are largely economical. The cost is typically less than half that of a fully enclosed rackmount cabinet. T...
  5. Why All Racks Are Not Created Equal
    Standard Rack? When dealing with server rack technical support, you hear the term “standard rack” every day. A customer will say “I don’t know why my server won’t fit. I have a standard 19″ rack”. The probl...
  6. OptiPlex All-In-One
    Situation: I have a Dell OptiPlex PC and I want to attach the monitor in an All-in-One setup. Solution: The Dell OptiPlex comes in four different sizes; the UltraSmall Form Factor (USFF), the Small Form Factor (SFF), the Desktop, and the MiniTower ...
  7. When OEM rail kits are no longer available
    It’s time to install your server and come to find out someone has tossed the rail kits. After hours, days, or even weeks of searching you find out that the OEM rail kits are no longer available. At this point, frustration sets in and you are afrai...
  8. Sliding Shelves For Desktop PC
    Rack Mount a PC Horizontal Most desktop PC’s are not designed to be converted into a rackmount server. Sliding rail kits are simply not an option due to the design of the chassis. In most cases the PC can be placed on it’s side on a shelf...
  9. Define: EIA-310
    What is EIA EIA stands for the Electronic Industries Association. The current revision is EIA-310-D. The EIA-310 document is available for purchase at the IHS website. Overview EIA-310 is a specification for what is often called the “standard r...
  10. Define: 19″ Rack
    Description: The funny thing is . . . Nothing on a 19″ Rack measures 19 inches. The term 19 inch comes from the width of the front panel of the boxes that are installed in the rack (see the image below). To determine if your rack is a 19̸...
  11. 2Post Rack Safety
    Had an Interesting question today about 2Post Rack Safety. My customer had a 2Post Rack that he wanted to rack mount some servers into. His Question” Will my 2Post Rack Snap in half if I put 4 good size servers in it? Good Question! 2 Post Rac...