> I'm searching for some sort of rack enclosure for two E450s, a display,
> keyboard and KVM switch. I'm currently using breadracks, but I would
> like to get something more secure and stable for my Operations area.
> I've gotten a quote for $5400 from SharkRack, but that is a bit pricey
> for my *. Does anyone else have any solutions or suggestions?
That sounds expensive indeed, yet not as expensive as genuine Sun racks.
Over here in Europe, I've been using 44U high racks that cost some $1500
at a rough estimate (I am no more sure of the exact price, and less about
the conversion rate) including delivery and set-up in the computer-room.
These are very basic and yet they do all I want - to hold the machines.
They originated from a company called MulderHardenberg, I think you
can find them at www.mulharb.com but cannot be sure now.
Frankly, to my experience any rack offers sufficient stability.
And security should be at the computer-room's entrance,
not in the racks, to my humble opinion.
Final thought: your rack will be quite full with all that equipment.
There will certainly be no room left for UPS's
(yes if you do want UPS, you do want two of them!)
If you want rack-mounting you should really prefer E420R's,
though these accept only two harddisks. So if you require
a lot of storage, external cabinets will be required and these are
Make sure to order shelves! At least one for the display and
another for KB+mouse +KVM switch.
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