ServerLIFT Corporation, a provider of IT equipment handling expertise, recently conducted a blind survey designed to amass statistical feedback on injuries sustained in data centers. In the survey, attendees of the recent Interop tradeshow were asked the following questions:
Over the past five years, have you worked in or interfaced with a data center? How many injuries are you aware of in your data center? How many times has rack-mounted equipment been dropped in the data center?
Out of 113 participants, 89 survey respondents answered that they had worked or interfaced within a data center in the past five years. Out of the 89 relevant participants, 58 were able to provide information regarding injuries and 67 were able to provide information regarding dropped equipment. Over 52% of respondents were aware of injuries in the data center; over 65% were aware of dropped equipment in the data center.