Data centers are unique spaces that come with unique challenges. Each DC is designed differently depending on its geographic location, service providers, data storage types, etc. Cooling and power concerns are typically the biggest expense and therefore always top of mind. As a result, most feature restricted spaces that include narrow aisles and/or overhead/ground-level obstructions. […]
Challenges for IT operations teams are growing. One of the ways many data center leaders are attempting to deal with these IT infrastructure struggles is by streamlining the DC environment. Your team may be aiming for the elimination of redundant files or data, improvement of data integrity or security, or decreasing maintenance and operations costs. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]