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Rack transporter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000255401D
Publication Date: 2018-Sep-25

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

This disclosure describes a rack transporter for relocating data center racks. The rack transporter includes a power source and provides network connectivity to a rack in active use during relocation of the rack. The rack transporter is moved to a current location of the rack and the rack is mounted onto the rack transporter. Electrical and network connections are established between the rack transporter and the rack. Upon successful verification of the electrical and network connections to the rack transporter, the rack is decoupled from local power and network connections. The rack transporter and mounted rack are moved to the target location. The rack is physically moved into place and connected to local power and network connections at the target location. Upon verification of local power and network connections at the target location, the power and network connections from the rack transporter are decoupled and the rack is unmounted from the rack transporter. KEYWORDS ● Rack transporter ● Server rack ● Data center ● Server move ● Auxiliary power ● Auxiliary network connection ● Rack relocation