forklift upgrade


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forklift upgrade

A major change in IT infrastructure, which generally includes new hardware and software, as well as a considerable amount of training. The term dates back to the 1960s when computers weighed several hundred pounds and actually required a forklift to move them. See upgrade.
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Customers can confidently purchase a system that will scale to handle future data growth, keep the backup window from expanding and avoid costly forklift upgrades associated with the front-end server/disk shelf architecture.
The construction of a new executive center was the driving force behind the forklift upgrade of the Cox campus.