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2 post rack to the high-end enhanced network enclosures and switch cabinets. Regardless of your networking needs, there's bound to be a solution for you, with several customizable options, many with integrated cable management features. Even if you need to support a full ton of network equipment, we've got a heavy duty rack to meet your needs.
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Open Frame Racks: Two-Post vs. Four-Post Racks
An open frame rack is typically an economical alternative to an enclosure cabinet, but that doesn't mean all open racks are the same. The two main types of open racks are two-post and four-post, and each has its own unique uses and applications. Let's take a look at what sets these two apart from each other.
Open racks are already a more economical choice than enclosures, and the
two-post rack takes it a step further: it's the economical among the economical. However, since (as the name implies) it features only two posts, its uses are somewhat limited. Two-post racks can only accommodate smaller equipment, such as patch panels and switches. As such, you'll typically find these used in small offices, or as intermediary distribution points that support larger scale server enclosure areas. Four-Post Racks
Four-post racks take up more space than two-post, and generally cost more. However, they're also more stable, with their namesake four posts creating a more solid foundation. They also have the ability to hold much more than two-post racks, and thus are much more useful in large scale server networks. Their weight capacity allows them to mount heavy equipment, such as battery backup units and UPS systems. These types of racks are far more common in serious network set ups, due to being far superior to two-post racks in everything save cost.
Kendall Howard 2-Post ECO Racks
Available from 25U Rack Space
Perfect for rooms that need multiple mounting styles. Equipped with both 10-32 and cage nut style rails, and can support up to 800 lbs of equipment.
Economy 2-Post Open Frame Rack
27U Rack Space
Designed to hold up to 27 network components, this EIA-compliant rack is the perfect choice when you need a sturdy but economical mounting solution.
2-Post Open Frame Racks - Hoffman
Available from 24U - 58U Rack Space
An essential part of any structured cabling system, these floor-mounted racks have RU markings for easy spacing, and can hold up to 1000 lbs. View More Four Post Racks
4 Post Open Frame Adjustable Rack - Quest
45U Rack Space
Made of heavy-duty 14-gauge steel, this rack is strong enough to support a high weight capacity of up to 1700 lbs, and meets EIA-310-D standards.
Four Post Open Relay Rack - Great Lakes
45U Rack Space
Available in 4 different depths to meet almost any networking need, these racks provide 45U of mounting space, and include all mounting hardware. View More
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