Server Lifts for Data Center Deployment Operations
There are important aspects of data center operations that need to be more thoughtfully considered for its optimal success. There are a lot of expensive electrical devices, software, and application that must be upgraded from time to time. And server deployment is one of the most challenging and difficult jobs because of the risks involved for both people and equipment. To do the lifting manually is clearly dangerous because the people doing the manual lifting can suffer from over exertion. The need for a more efficient method of server lifting has been answered.
Lifting servers manually has its drawback, the main drawback being its inefficiency. Precious time is wasted on manual lifting and transport of servers from point to point by foot. A more efficient way to lift servers and other forms of rack mountable equipment is now available — the server lift.
Designed specifically for data center deployment operations, a server lift does its job efficiently. A server lift is specifically designed to lift servers and other rack mountable equipment. Because they are designed for data centers with tight corridors, they are smaller in size than conventional lifts.
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There are two practical features of the server lift designed for its special function.
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1) One advantage of using a server lift is its small footprint. This enables it to move easily through aisles and corridors that are often very narrow. This is because data centers often have narrow corridors and aisles to maneuver well. Moving around without much trouble requires a server lift to have a very narrow width. This will enable it to access narrow aisles and corridors and maneuver easily in between server racks.
Another advantage of server lifts having a smaller footprint is that it is easier to store. Considering you only need a small space for storage. Data centers are often too cramped with equipment and racks, they don’t have storage space.
2) Being able to lift heavy loads of up to 500 lbs., to a height of about eight feet is another of the advantages of using a server lift. This is an important feature because some servers are big and heavy. A server lift does not only take the load off people from over-exerting themselves, it must also be sturdy enough to do heavy lifting.
A server lift’s frame is constructed from sturdy iron angle bars that form a tough cage or tower. Heavy servers and other sensitive equipment like UPSs and batteries are secured in the cage or carriage for transport and automated deployment on racks.
Because of the efficiency of the server lift’s small size and huge lifting capacity, it is the most important device in data center deployment operations.