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  1. #1
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    Biggest Racks made?

    What is the highest rack that is commercially available? 52U? Anything bigger? Link? Cost?

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    50U is the largest I've seen.

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    You can get 9' relay racks, which has to be over 52U. CPI makes them under the "standard rack" line.
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    I've never seen anything larger than the 52U Relay racks either, why are you in search of the largest racks you can find?
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    Again, 52u is the tallest I've seen.

    Remember about weight limits as well before you start planning to pack any "normal" 10' tall rack with 1u servers as well. :-)
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    I heard from some with 55U, when i googled on this it confirmed what i heard: some people offer 55U cabinets for lease in DC.

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    I think there are custom made racks of 55U, but standard racks are 52U max.

    Not like the 3U difference would save you a lot, since you have to consider that this could also complicate other issues.

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    How high are the cages ... wouldn't 55u hit the roof of the rack
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    55u racks would be a little over 8 feet.
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    biggest rack ever made

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    How big do you want it? I can weld you together the biggest rack you want. It could touch the sky. I'll leave it up to you on how to move/install it though.

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    aside from the weight of the thing, dont forget about powering it and cooling it etc....

    why on earth would you want anything that big? you'd need to hire 8ft tall tech's or give them boxes to stand on
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    Originally posted by chrisbyrd
    why on earth would you want anything that big? you'd need to hire 8ft tall tech's or give them boxes to stand on
    Heh, just install some of those top mounted track ladders like they have in libraries and book stores. Be fun for the techs.

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    what would you recommend? Are APC racks good enough?

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    I've seen some pretty cool APC racks, that can help airflow and have cool features to monitor temperature, power and others.

    I do recommend them.

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