I was initially using a manual lift to move servers and other equipment. When the ServerLIFT electric model came out it was an even better solution. If I have a server that needs to be installed and I am the only one available, I can get it down quickly and easily with the ServerLIFT.
ServerLIFT is a great product that is easy to use, and promotes safety within the data center. It is especially useful to us in our new data centers, where we have standardized on 9ft. racks. I was most pleased with how easily it allowed us to move and re-rack our large AS/400 systems during a limited outage window.
We have a ServerLIFT solution and it’s awesome. It can lift 500 lbs without issue. Even the largest Cisco devices can be installed using it. Our facilities group uses it to pull motors from CRAC Units. It’s well worth the investment.
The ServerLIFT unit was of great benefit during the racking of our blade centers. With the use of the strap kit, one person was able to unbox and safely place the 300-pound device into a rack on the rails. The benefit of not having to remove the blades and power supply components from the chassis to make it lighter saved time and potential damage.
Safety is our #1 priority. Originally, we didn’t have the resources to install the hardware safely. We were using battery- operated, hand-crank lifts, but they required too much maintenance. Now, our ServerLIFT unit is well-used and everybody is happy with the ‘Cadillac’ we bought. It’s a great investment.
In 15 minutes, we racked an HP chassis and 15 new hard drive enclosures, with only one engineer. Using our new lift is much safer and quicker than using 3 engineers.