ASK MAX: CAN YOU HORIZONTALLY RACK MOUNT A MAC PRO?

Asked on 11/21/2008:
Is there a way to rack mount a Mac Pro horizontally? I have seen them vertically, but horizontally would work better for me.
Answer:
The problem with side mounting a Mac Pro is that it is a little too tall to fit in a 19™ rack on it s side. The feet make it over 20™ tall. Most racks have more than enough room horizontally for the Mac Pro once you are past the mounting rails, so it is possible. In order to sideways-mount the system you will have to have side access to the rack. Then you just need a 19™ wide shelf.It is not as convenient as having front removal/installation access to the Mac Pro but it will fit in just 6Us of rack space.