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Moving Servers in Data Centers: The Rule of Threes

You’ve heard of the “rule of three’s.” In Latin, “omne trium perfectum,” roughly translated, means “everything that comes in threes is perfect.” We agree. At ServerLIFT, we think constantly about moving servers in data centers. OK, so we’re a bit obsessive. But what are the fundamental functions required to move heavy data center hardware? What we […]

The truth about date center safety

What is the Number One Secret to Data Center Safety?

Instinctively, you know that preventing on-the-job injuries is vital. But, you may not be focusing on what is actually the biggest risk of injury in the data center environment. Data Center Safety Not Focused on Biggest Risk Why is it that when we mention data center safety, the first thing most data center managers think […]

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Growth of IoT Threatens Data Center Efficiency, Including Moving Servers

This year we’ve noticed a trend in data centers; infrastructure management is struggling to keep up with the demand for connectivity. A lot of this can be blamed on the growth from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and the data they capture. The growth of IoT threatens data center efficiency. As data center managers are […]

ServerLIFT Delivered and Ready to Use: Detailed Account by ReadySpace

We just discovered this great article showing the uncrating and use of an SL-350X ServerLIFT, offered by IBM as the POWER8 Lift Tool. The POWER8 was one of the first IBM systems where Big Blue standardized on ServerLIFT solutions as their server lift tool of choice. The story shows how the ReadySpace folks used a […]

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Three Practices to Help Increase Data Center Efficiency

According to a 2016 Ponemon Institute study, the average cost of a single data center outage increased from $505,502 in 2010 to almost $740,357 last year. At this rate, a single outage could cost your data center upwards of $1 million by 2022. The largest cost of an outage is the disruption to business, followed […]

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How to Install a Server Into a Rack in 7 Steps

Do your data center employees know how to install a server into a rack? There’s little point in a lifting solution for your servers if they aren’t installed correctly. Improperly installing a server potentially risks damage to the server, and can endanger the safety of data center employees. There are multiple ways to install servers […]