Press Release Summary:
Model S2 42U 19-inch, type A rack cabinet is thermally optimized to support high heat and power loads. Rack features perforated front door, 6 side-wall compartments, cable channel with cable management rings, removable side panels, and split rear door. Model S2 42U Expansion Rack Cabinet has same features but does not include side panels. Model S2 25U Standard Rack Cabinet provides 25U of rack space and contains 2 single side-wall compartments.
Original Press Release:
IBM S2 25U and 42U New-Generation Rack Cabinets Deliver Greater Thermal Performance and New Convenience Features in a More Robust Frame Package
Three new S2 rack cabinets join the family of rugged, attractively priced, IBM rack solutions tailored to meet
your requirements from entry- to advanced-enterprise environments. These 19-inch, industry-standard rack cabinets support rack-mountable IBM eserver xSeries® servers.
S2 42U Standard Rack Cabinet (4SX)
This 42U3 high rack conforms to the industry-standard, EIA(TM)-310-D for 19-inch, type A rack cabinets.
o Thermally optimized to support high heat and power loads.
o Perforated front door - Improves air flow for a fan-free environment.
o Six side-wall compartments - Supports 1 U-high power
distribution units (PDUs) and switches without taking up
valuable rack space.
o Improved cable management system - Cable channel runs from top to bottom along with convenient cable management rings.
o Easy to install and remove side panels are a standard feature - Simplifies ordering and shipping.
o Front door hinged on either side - Provides flexibility to open in either direction.
o Split rear door for improved serviceability and access.
o Front and rear doors and side panels include locks and keys -
Helps secure servers.
S2 42U Expansion Rack Cabinet(4EX)
This S2 rack provides an excellent solution for creating rack suites to economically support multiple servers and supporting devices. It contains the same features as the S2 42U standard rack with the exception that, as an expansion cabinet, it does not require or include side panels. Instead of side panels, it includes rack attachment hardware as a standard feature to simplify:
o Setup of complex, rack-suite or baying installations
S2 25U Standard Rack Cabinet (2SX)
Identical in design and features as the S2 42U standard rack, except it:
o Provides 25U of rack space.
o Contains two single side-wall compartments.
o Rack allows shipment of a fully configured system - Helps
reduce installation time for customers.
Rack-mountable server including a rail kit designed to fit in an EIA 310D standard rack
Planned availability date
June 11, 2004
At a glance
Attractively priced IBM rack solutions help you manage and
control IBM xSeries servers in your enterprise.
o Three new members that join the family of rugged, heavy-duty rack cabinets
o Perforated steel doors - Optimize cooling for high-density installations
o Improved cable management system
o Models include:
- S2 42U Standard Rack
- S2 42U Expansion Rack
- S2 25U Standard Rack
o Reliable security through locking side panels, front, and
o Heavy-duty caster set for mobility
o Standard side panels on 4SX and 2SX models
o Support for current rack options
o Three-year, limited warranty