[rescue] Racks?

Dan Sikorski me at dansikorski.com
Tue Oct 9 13:34:24 CDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 02:16:21PM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I suspect as you get closer to Silicon Valley or Los Alamos you may find a
> surplus dealer willing to essentially give them away after they strip out
> servers/PDUs.
> Unfortunately, they are heavy enough to be worth lugging to a scrap yard for
> recycling, so they aren't that common anymore - maybe you can find someone
> who'd rather not bother carting it to the recycler.
> Governmental surplus? Aren't there a few Air Force installations in NV?

Also check with any local colleges/universities.  When I was at Purdue (10+ years ago), old racks would show up for sale in their salvage yard for $25.  I've also been offered racks for free from buisnesses moving datacenters or changing equipment in the past.

        -Dan Sikorski

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