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 Unit 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 unit, 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 handling lift tool of choice. The story shows how the ReadySpace folks […]

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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 […]

How Server Lift Equipment Helps Data Centers Meet Facility Requirements

Data center managers must meet a wide variety of facility requirements that are dependent on the type of facility that they run, its size and its location. This is in addition to those requirements that are mandated by compliance standards and safety regulations among others. Handling data center equipment for changes, migrations or expansions touches […]

Using Server Equipment to Increase OpEX Savings in the Data Center

While virtualization and monitoring technology has become the most effective way to increase data center efficiency and decrease operational costs, DCMs have to use every tool at their disposal to further increase OpEx saving margins. The ability to utilize server equipment to lower data center operational expenses has proven to be another way to provided […]