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Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Nate_14, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Nate_14

    Nate_14 Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    Im comparing network cabinets for our new home and have been looking at Serveredge currently. For about the same price i've found both a Serveredge cabinet or one from 4Cabling and was wondering if there was any pros/cons for either? It will be a 18RU floor standing unit if that is of any variance? Both seem to have very similar specs from what i can see as well.
    any feedback would be great.
  2. koopz

    koopz Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    a cabinet is just a 1-2mm plated steel shell.

    they come in small to big sizes.

    I'd recommend that you commit to a plan of how many devices you require in the short term, measure the physical size of those devices and install data/power lines accordingly.

    You are the consumer - it's up to you to describe what you want and need.

    Get your head around that and come back - there's lots of great peeps to help here if you know what it is that you want
  3. fredhoon

    fredhoon Member

    Jun 27, 2003
    As above plan what you want to put into and search from there. Bare in mind if you want to house a server you'll want to find a min 8-900mm deep rack with front and rear vertical rails. Beware the cheap 2nd hand "Comms" rack that is 600 deep and may not have rear vertical rails.
  4. LostBenji

    LostBenji Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Up a tower somewhere....
    Yep, what they said. Comms racks are shallower and designed for patch-panels and network gear (always check depths from rails, not doors as many switches are bigger than you imagine).Server racks are for Servers and need to be deeper.

    Just some advice, if the place is yours, then mount a Comms cabinet on a wall up out of the way, run all cabling to it as well as the networking gear. Later, look at a small Server rack that is on wheels, then you can populate as the need arises. Even better tip, managed switch in the comms cabinet and the server rack will allow a pair of aggregated network cables between them and no big mess of cables going between them.

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