[H-GEN] Rackmount boxes at home

Nick Kwiatkowski nickolas at au1.ibm.com
Sun Sep 19 18:41:56 EDT 2010

Stephen Thorne wrote on 18/09/2010 12:02:38 PM:

> On 2010-09-17, Benjamin Fowler wrote:
> > Does anybody bother with 19" racks and rackmount server cases at home? 
> > it worth the trouble trying to track down the required hardware to 
> > space?
> With the power companies putting up rates all the time, I'm personally a 
> fan of using very low-power draw servers at home. This usually means 
> machines in tiny cases with tinier power supplies.
> While the romantic appeal of running a rack with a switch and half dozen
> servers is certainly a factor, and I've seen many geeks around brisbane 
> one, I don't personally see the point of having anything more than a 
> machine that's on 24/7. Let alone 19" rack kit running server 

I agree, I compare my sun box to the qnap nas box at home, and the nas box 
only consumes about 8w at idle ..... what I did do for my current house, 
is build a small server room out of the top half of a cupboard. So all the 
various boxes while not racked are tucked away neatly into that space.


Nickolas Kwiatkowski
 348 Edward Street

Brisbane Architecture Practice Manager
 Brisbane, 4000
Certified IT Architect
Global Business Services


nickolas at au1.ibm.com

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