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Open Frame Server Racks

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Open Frame Server Racks
Made in America

Rack height 5U - 58U

  • Universal square holes, cage nuts included
  • Dell, HP, IBM, Cisco compatible
  • 58U, 55U, 52U, 50U, 44U, 36U, 30U, 24U, 16U, 5U
  • 3000 lbs (1360 kgs) capacity
  • Meets EIA, 19" standards
Note: Height kit and depth kit required to purchase complete rack.

Optimizes cooling and makes wiring easy

  • 5" Vertical cable organizer included (sold separately with 50U, 52U, 55U and 58U)
  • Streamlined support for power strips, PDUs
  • Ships FedEx (except 55U and 58U) Not expensive, non palletized freight
  • Quick and easy assembly

Designed for data centers

  • 24" width is perfect for data centers
  • Flush floor mount spreads load on floor tiles
  • Optional side & filler panels
  • Optional top panel with cable pass-throughs

Rack accessories

  • Rack tops, caster kits, side panels & power strips may be purchased separately. Follow links in each accessory section below for offerings.


  • High density installations
  • Cloud & virtualization providers

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RackSolutions’ Open Frame Rack provides users with a versatile, customizable solution engineered to meet a diverse set of rack mounting needs. Ranging in heights from 5U to 58U, this rack optimizes cooling and promotes easy wiring, making it ideal for high density installations. It is perfect for data center deployment. It includes a vertical cable organizer (sold separately with 50U, 52U, 55U & 58U), as well as support for power strips, PDUs and for APC tool-less mounting. This rack features square holes for cage nuts, works perfectly with tool-less rails, and it’s quick and easy to assemble. The Open Frame Rack is compatible with 19” equipment developed by all of the leading OEMs including: Dell, HP, IBM, and Super Micro.Read more about Open Frame Racks.The Open Frame Server Rack also features a number of new design attributes built specifically for data center deployment. The bottom of the open case has flush floor mounts that spread the rack's payload evenly over the floor. It can also be ordered with optional side and top panels. The top panel comes with or without holes for cable pass-through.

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RackSolutions® is proud to be a leading provider of server racks and equipment for SoftLayer®.

Caster Kit Option

Provides convenient rack access in tight spaces. The maximum capacity on casters is 1200 lbs (544 kg).
For safety reasons, this Caster Kit is only recommended on racks heights of 30U or less. Casters add 1.5" to overall rack height. See installation instructions for more details.

Rack Top Options

Close out the top of this rack with one of four Rack Top options. Choose from black or galvanized Rack Tops with or without cable pass-throughs. These are useful on short racks for providing additional storage space. Hardware included.

Rack Side Panels

These tool-less, non-locking, Side Panel Kits come in 16U, 24U, 30U, 36U, 44U, 50U, 55U and 58U sizes. Each side panel kit is broken into 1, 2 or 3 sections (depending on U height) to make installation easy. 58U, 55U, 50U and 44U rack panels are broken into 3 sections per side. 36U, 30U and 24U rack panels are broken into 2 sections per side. 16U has 1 section per side. You must order 2 side panel kits per rack if you wish to install side panels on the left and right side of the rack. Open Frame Rack-111 side panels are easy to install. Side panels are only compatible with Rack-111 racks that are 28.875" deep.

Rack Air Dams

The Air Dams from RackSolutions help direct the air toward the rack equipment, instead of at the ceiling. Choose between a 5" or 10" air dam that runs the length of the Rack 111. The adjustable size of the side air dams allow this option to work with Rack 111's in heights from 44U-58U.

Vertical Cable Organizers

One Vertical Cable Organizer is included with each rack (sold separately with 50U, 55U and 58U). There are eight (8) locations to mount this vertical organizer (front/rear, right/left, and inside/outside). The organizer supports up to four (4) power strips. Holes included for cable pass-thru. Multiple wire tie points. Management bar is shared with adjacent racks.See an example of vertical cable organizers in use.

Power Distribution: Choose from 8, 16 or 24 Outlets

24 Outlet Vertical Rack Mount Power Strip for Rack 111

P/N: PSV-F24-15A-S (24 Outlet for 44U or 50U)

16 Outlet Vertical Rack Mount Power Strip for Rack 111

P/N: PSV-F16-15A-R (16 Outlet for 30U or 36U)

8 Outlet Vertical Rack Mount Power Strip for Rack 111

P/N: PSV-F8-15A-Q (8 Outlet for 24U)

The RACK-111 will support 2 vertical power strips mounted with the outlets facing back (away from the rack). The part RACK-111-PSMOUNT is required to mount the power strip to the Rack 111.
The RACK-111 will support 4 vertical power strips mounted with the outlets facing inward (towards each other).

Baying Kit

1 Baying Kit is required to join 2 of these racks together. 2 Baying Kits will join 3 racks together and so forth. Every rack is designed to be coupled to one-another (same height rack).

Installation Examples

Small Data Center Server Room

Note: Above is a great example of three, Open Frame Racks bayed together in a server room.

Rack 111 Server Racks Bayed Together

Note: Above is an example of two, 50U, Open Frame Server Racks bayed together with two, 55U Server Racks in a data center.

Customer Feedback

“RackSolutions’ quick turnaround time on racks and custom components has helped to support SoftLayer’s exponential growth at multiple domestic and international sites.” - Joshua Rushe, V.P. of Operations at SoftLayer -

"Please pass on to everyone at RackSolutions how pleased we are with the three 44U racks, shelving and rails we purchased from RackSolutions. I've been in this business a lot of years, put together many rack systems, and never have I had such an easy experience. Everything fits perfectly, plenty of hardware, easily understandable instructions, and the sliding shelving is great for all our older non-rackable servers. Our company has several different kinds of servers...Dell, Compaq, IBM, and HP, and everything fits great in your racks. We just wanted to say we would recommend your product for anyone looking for a new rack solution for their network." - M. Morris, Systems Administrator -

"You guys ROCK. I bought a 4-post rack for a client through a local reseller--am amazed at the quality of materials and the amount of care and forethought put into the design. It's a real pleasure these days to see a beautifully-made product, delivered on time, carefully packaged, with clear, simple assembly instructions. And it really made my day to see the included masonry fasteners AND the drill bit. Keep it up!" - Brian K. IT Consultant -

Additional Information

Additional Information

Rack Type 4 Post Rack, Open Frame
Hole Type EIA 3/8" (9.5 mm) square hole
Rack Internal Width EIA 19" Standard Rack
Rack Mount Depth 28.875" (733 mm)
24" (610 mm)
20" depth (508 mm)
Tech Notes UL certified
Included Hardware (40) 12-24 cage nuts
(40) 3/8" 12-24 screws
(4) Masonry anchors
(1) Masonry drill bit
Finish Black, textured powder coat
Rack Post Shape J-Form
Assembly Notes 3/4" (19 mm) wrench required
Assembly time is approximately 10 minutes
Rack Outside Dimensions Width = 24" (609 mm)
Depth = depth kit you select (28.875", 24" or 20") plus 7" for the vertical cable bar
Example: 28.875" + 7" = 35.875" depth

5U = 15" (381 mm)
16U = 34" (863 mm)
24U = 48" (1219 mm)
30U = 58.5" (1485 mm)
36U = 69" (1752 mm)
44U = 83" (2108 mm)
50U = 93.5" (2375 mm)
52U = 97" (2463 mm)
55U = 103" (2616 mm)
58U = 108" (2743 mm)
Rack Casters Optional Caster Kit with a weight capacity of 1200 lbs (544 kg). 111-1731
RoHS Compliant Yes
TAA Compliant Yes
Dimensions Rack Height Options 5U,16U, 24U, 30U, 36U, 44U, 50U, 55U, 58U

Customer Reviews 17 item(s)

works great for the price
this is a great rack for the price
Review by James / (Posted on 2/25/2020)
Solid Quality
We use Rack Solutions for almost all of our rack needs and these racks are great. I just wish it were possible to stagger the U's better. When you use Dell ready Rails you have to stagger a whole U instead of a 1/3 (1 line) which is a waste of space. It's because of the thickness between the cage nut mounts. Really wish I could put a picture in here to better explain what I mean, but regardless great racks.
Review by Holmes Networks / (Posted on 2/13/2020)
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Review by Rich / (Posted on 1/28/2020)
Exactly what I needed.
I needed a solution for a space that wouldn’t accommodate the height of a full 42U rack. - the 36U was a perfect solution for us. It’s incredibly well built and easy to assemble. Very happy with it.
Review by Mitch_Skelly / (Posted on 12/20/2019)
Excellent quality
Great rack. Well built and easy to assemble. Couldn't ask for better. Would definitely buy again when we need more racks.
Review by Sid / (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Great service
I only choose Rack Solutions for my server room needs. Always get perfect fits for all my equipment, plus wide variety of options.
Review by Chris / (Posted on 11/1/2019)
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Review by Justin%20 / (Posted on 10/17/2019)
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Review by Troy / (Posted on 9/11/2019)
Solid, sturdy rack, but get other mounting cage nuts and screws
Rack itself is very solid. Will hold up no problem. Very satisfied with the rack itself, as well as the cable managment brackets and mounting hardware. The add-on wheels could be a bit more sturdy, like the wheels in the Data Center racks. I doubt they will break, but they are not as solid as the rack itself comparatively. The additional power strip mounting bracket did not work in the installation, and was a waste. Used the included with power strip mounting bracket, and it works great to have the power strip within the space limitations width wise of the rack.
The only disappointment was the included cage nuts and mounting screws. They are M6 threaded and short. All rails that were threaded I have come across are M5 size threads. Plan accordingly if purchasing this rack, and require mounting hardware.
Review by J / (Posted on 7/12/2019)
Quality and Effortless Assembly
We received everything, and we will continue to use this rack because of its quality and effortless assembly.
Review by Bryan Engelsen (Staff Scientist) / (Posted on 4/19/2019)
Good website, good product
Clear website, good range to choose from, happy with choice, just what I wanted, not unreasonable price.
Review by Steve / (Posted on 4/4/2019)
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Review by Philip / (Posted on 12/5/2018)
Just What We Needed
An excellent rack that is solid alone without having to drill the holes. Looks very nice and accommodates our needs.
Review by Destinee / (Posted on 11/16/2018)
Exactly what we needed
Very well built racks and extremely fast shipping
Review by David / (Posted on 11/9/2018)
1. Solid
2. Perfect size (built to fit)
3. Easy to assemble and work on
4. Sturdy
5. Will last a lifetime (or longer)
6. Tight tolerances to specifications
7. Not imported
8. Low cost
9. Well packed and shipped

I looked for a quite a while to find somebody that made custom sized
computer racks. Found a few; they were expensive and not really what
I wanted. Finally I hit the right website: racksolutions.com
What I received was a very solid and sturdy 36 RU open frame rack.
The cost led me to think I would probably open a box that was thin,
flimsy and my search would continue. Not so. Quite the contrary.
Instead I opened a well packed, well engineered piece of hardware
that has housed several servers, network gear and multiple heavy UPS
systems. Setup was easy, just a pair of wrenches and within minutes
I had stood-up a very nice looking and solid frame for my equipment.
Using this rack for some time now, everyday reminds me of the choice
I made. Adding & swapping equipment is painless. Tolerances are
real good. Server rails snap in without a fuss. The open frame
makes accessing cables and interface ports a breeze. I truly
could have done so much worse. To be honest, if I had engineered
this rack myself with a much larger budget, I doubt it would have
been as good.
Review by Matt W / (Posted on 11/9/2018)
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Review by Adam / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Just what the Dr. ordered
Perfect for the small business or satellite office that just needs a few pieces of equipment mounted.
Review by Michael / (Posted on 8/23/2018)

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