Colocation Server Lifts

Sam Oduor sam.oduor at
Sun Apr 3 22:13:40 UTC 2016

Yes, I would expect a lift at a colo but in terms of regulations (safety) I
do not think it is a mandatory requirement for most colo's

Allowing customers to use them can be a yes or no ; it requires some basic
operational skills to operate - you just cant trust a client visiting to
use it unless some vetting is in place for this.

It should be free and a datacentre operator needs to assist or at-least
supervise in usage.

The weight depends on the model of the lift .

Some helpful resources:-

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Jason Lee <jason.m.lee at> wrote:

> Hi NANOG community,
> A few questions I have for the community regarding server lifts at colo
> facilities.
> 1. Is a server lift something you would typically expect a colo facility to
> provide?
> if yes,
> 2. Do colo facilities typically allow customers to just use them or provide
> an operator?
> 3. Is it a free offering or something they rent out?
> 4. What would be the typical device weight you would lift?
> 5. What would be the max device weight you would lift?
> Thanks,
> Jason

Samson Oduor

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