FAQ: What Is a Data Center Lift?

FAQ: What is a Data Center Lift?

Q: What is a data center lift? A: A data center lift is a machine that is used to lift and install servers and other IT equipment inside data centers. It differs from any other material-handling lift because it is purpose-built to function within any data center environment, including movement through narrow (3ft. or less) … Read more

Women in the Data Center: Finding Opportunity

Women in the Data Center: Finding Opportunity

March was Women’s History Month, a marker of particular significance in the tech world. We thought this was a good time to highlight the vast opportunities in tech which can be filled by a wider range of candidates, including women. The data center market is predicted to grow by over $300 billion globally by 2024. … Read more

The Top 5 Colocation Facility Considerations

The Top 5 Colocation Facility Considerations

The Internet of Things and big data continue to fuel rapid colocation facility growth. The global colocation data center market is forecasted to reach $63 billion by 2023. IT infrastructure leaders are responding, in part, to the popularity of cloud technologies. The increased data load caused by this demand is driving the expansion of data … Read more

Social Distancing and Handling Servers

Social Distancing and Handling Servers

As you are well aware, data center operations are basically a set of systems and workflows which maintain adequate uptime and connectivity. The nature of IT ops relies on steady monitoring and maintenance of these systems and workflows—no matter the events taking place outside the DC doors. With calls to practice social distancing, how must … Read more

Why CE Certification Matters in Data Center Safety

CE is a certification that specifically applies to products sold into the European Economic Area (EEA) and makes it possible to freely sell those products throughout EU countries. In some cases, this is a hard requirement. If there are any CE Mark Directives that apply to a given product, then that product is absolutely required, … Read more

FAQ on Data Center Migration and Relocation

FAQ on Data Center Migration and Relocation

Q: What is a data center migration? A: A data center migration is the movement of IT infrastructure, along with its associated applications, from one location to another. Q: What makes data center moves different? A: Data center moves are different because of what is at stake. The reliance on uptime means connections either cannot … Read more

Modern Data Center Design and Architecture

Modern Data Center Design and Architecture

Designing the modern data center begins with the careful placement of “good bones.” Data center network architecture must be highly adaptive, as managers must essentially predict the future in order to create physical spaces that accommodate rapidly evolving tech. Those with the best foresight on trends (including AI, multicloud, edge computing, and digital transformation) are the most successful.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Downtime

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Downtime

Data center managers and operators know the looming threat of unnecessary downtime well. Despite technological advances in the IT infrastructure space, they are a common phenomenon. The Ponemon Institute placed the cost of a minute of downtime in the data center at $5,600 in 2010 and at $7,900 in 2013. That has now risen to an average of over $8,000 per minute. For the Fortune 100, the loss of unplanned downtime costs as much as $2.5 billion annually.

How to Fit a Data Center Lift Into Your Budget

Fitting a Data Center Lift into the Budget

Your team would love to purchase an assisted lifting device (ALD) for data center operations, but it’s difficult to find room in your budget—especially for the right solution—the one you really need. You are already familiar with its advantages; it is essential to making your operations safer tomorrow than they were yesterday. 

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