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Re: [tlug] (New to Tokyo) Where to find server/network equipment in Akihabara or anywhere within Tokyo?

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Raymond Wan <> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM, JP Loh <> wrote:
> > I'm new to Tokyo. We're looking for server and network equipment for our
> > rack in a Tokyo DC. Right now, we're specifically looking for mounting rack
> > rails. My colleagues and I asked in Aisan but they don't sell it there. Is
> > there a store in Akihabara dedicated to server/datacenter equipment? Would
> > it be more logical for us to check Amazon?
> I'm not too sure, but I thought the rails are specific to the server's
> manufacturer.  Shouldn't you be asking IBM, Dell, or whoever you
> purchased your server from?  (I presume you have a server you want to
> mount but don't have the rails?)

Thanks for the replies, everyone. Yes we already have servers and
brought rails. However, there are some servers from our Yokohama
office that we want to move to the Tokyo DC. Also, these are generic
servers from China that have been stocked for a while.

> I *think* how the rails mount on the rack is standardized, but how the
> rails screw on to the server is not?  (I'm not sure...haven't actually
> compared the rails between two different server manufacturers...
> Someone correct me if I am wrong here!)

We got to buy generic rails where they can be screwed onto the server
at various points. I'm wondering if these are sold in Tokyo too.

> If you're looking for racks, I put "19インチラック" into Google and came up
> with several manufacturers, including Sanwa and Elecom.  But I don't
> think they would sell rails to you for the above reason...  Anyway, if
> they won't sell directly to you, I suppose you can look at the
> information on their site and ask them for a list of distributors.
> Ray
> PS:  Out of curiosity, I searched for racks on Amazon Japan, and they
> do have it but they are acting in the middle between you and someone
> else.  In a the few cases I clicked on, it looks like it was Sanwa...

Thanks for the tip!

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