Why Not Go Higher? The Trend Toward Taller Racks

A data center manager hears this question often: “How can we safely expand IT operations without having to move to a new facility?” One of the easiest and most cost-effective answers appears to be to move upward. The 42U rack is a data center industry standard, but in the next few years, we expect server […]

Data Center Migration Relocation Checklist

Data Center Relocation / Migration Checklist

Moving a data center from one location to another is unarguably a high risk and arduous task to tackle. Here is a quick checklists of important aspects that should be considered before the move.

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ServerLIFT vs. Racklift – Comparison of Functionality

This is the first installment of an ongoing series examining data center equipment. We will take a look at the stark differences between ServerLIFT machines and other devices, and assess how they function as server handling tools.  Our first comparison is of ServerLIFT vs. Racklift. The comparison is categorized into the 3 essential functions of […]

Data Center Lift Cost and the Hidden ROI

Anyone who has used a purpose-built server handling lift in data center operations immediately understands how it provides convenience and improvements in data center safety and efficiency. However, when purchasing a purpose-built data center lift, it is easy to miss the hidden and ongoing cost savings. To get approval for an assisted lifting device, your […]

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Data Center Relocation Company vs. Do-It-Yourself Migration: Considerations and Hidden Pitfalls

If your data center has a major server relocation project coming up, it is likely to over-tax your staff and resources. Deployments consume many hours of paid professional time and expose your staff and equipment to avoidable risks. As the data center’s manager or migration project lead, you have two options: 1. Bring in a […]

How strong should a server handling lift be?

How Strong Should a Server Handling Lift Be?

Strength refers to “the ability of something to support a force or weight without breaking,” according to the MacMillan Dictionary.  But, when we refer to the strength of data center lifts, we’re talking about their ability to perform at their best. Can the device handle servers to carry out the three baseline functions of a […]

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Women in the Data Center

There are more women in the data center than ever before. “In 2015, women held 57% of all professional occupations, yet they held only 25% of all computing occupations,” according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that in 2016, women in the U.S. occupied only […]