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LackRack Makes Home Colocation More Affordable

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the swedish-DIY dept.

Data Storage 4

An anonymous reader writes "The LackRack is the ultimate, low-cost, high shinyness solution for your modular datacenter-in-the-living-room. Featuring the LACK side table from Ikea, the LackRack is an easy-to-implement, exact-fit datacenter building block. It provides superior mounting for up to 8 U of 19" hardware, such as switches and other professional gear. Multi-shiny LackRack can also be painted to your specific preferences and the airflow is unprecedented."

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Uh, no. (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#30854422)

Interesting that the space between the legs is exactly 19 inches, but 1) the airflow is not "unprecedented", airflow up is blocked by a melamine board, 2) This leaves your server susceptible to the "pepsi syndrome", especially during parties, and 3) Woodscrews into beaver board does not constitute a secure mounting, especially after you pulled it out and put it back in a few times. There is a lot of torque on a pizza box that is supported only by screws through one edge.

Re:Uh, no. (1)

robinstar1574 (1472559) | more than 4 years ago | (#30860340)

Interesting that the space between the legs is exactly 19 inches, but 1) the airflow is not "unprecedented", airflow up is blocked by a melamine board, 2) This leaves your server susceptible to the "pepsi syndrome", especially during parties, and 3) Woodscrews into beaver board does not constitute a secure mounting, especially after you pulled it out and put it back in a few times. There is a lot of torque on a pizza box that is supported only by screws through one edge.

Well, its a cheap solution. Thats the only good thing about it.

Re:Uh, no. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30867150)

It is, I imagine, mostly for entertainment purposes. However, drilling all the way through the leg and using bolts with decent sized washers would probably give enough support, at least for switches and other lightweight stuff.

My wife would kill me... (1)

thered2001 (1257950) | more than 4 years ago | (#30862670)

...if I put that in the living room! Also...most rack-mounted servers loud and heavy. They would likely break loose from those wooden legs.
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