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Used Generators: Should you get rid of yours?

Posted by Carlton Griffis

Tue, 12 Mar, 2019 @ 08:24 PM

Generators are extremely critical to keep up with Technology demands.   Ensuring they operate as designed is a necessity! 

Outdated and well-used generators can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth. Relying on a 25-year-old piece equipment to keep you up and running may be a gamble if maintenance isn't perfectly performed when needed. 

Alcatex has specialized in Generators and Critical Environments since 1995. We can get you a quick quote on your old equipment and funded within a few days!

Email allisonb@alcatex.com




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Connecticut Generator Demolition Project

Posted by Allison Boen

Thu, 02 Oct, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Here are a few pictures from a Generator Removal done recently in Connecticut.

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Always remember and never forget:

If you are leaving an existing Data Center to move to a COLO, consolidate your data centers or moving to a new facility, we want to buy your old equipment!

Alcatex has over 20 years of experience removing data center equipment. Our references include many of the Fortune 100.

Generators, like this unit removed from a site in CT last weekend, are tailored to each location and customers needs to help recover part of your investment.

"Don't Drink the Kool-Aid!"

Posted by Carlton Griffis

Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 @ 09:56 PM

I had the opportunity to visit a large Data Center the other day for a survey to provide evaluation of the existing Data Center Infrastructure equipment.

While on the tour, I noticed the server racks had cooling coils mounted on the back doors, some two, some three. As I investigated, I noticed that there were many unusual risky elements that could cause significant damage as well as potentially shut down the entire operation in the event of failure. At this point, I decided to stop counting all the potential risks and looked at the system from an objective point of view. That is when I realized that I had stumbled upon another trend”. The proverbial magic serum that cures all that ails in a single bottle. 

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This was unfortunately one of the many cooling solutions that swept the industry in the last few decades, and like many of those solutions, they no longer exist. This particular Customer searched the nation for all the spare parts they could buy to postpone the inevitable expenditure for a modern solution upgrade.

For now, I feel vindicated. Call me Old School, but I have always sided with proven technology, relying on the products and solutions that have experienced the maximum reliability and longevity. But keep in mind, there are only a handful of companies that meet this criteria and I have lost several projects in the past to widget dealers proposing these “trends” as the next best thing in the industry. (Who remembers Mr. Haney?)

This said, I am not completely negative about new technology and ideas that are presented as potential solutions to the Data Center. I have seen many of great ideas that should and could work, but, to me, most still fall into the category of  trends”. 

If we want to remain strong in this industry, we must continue to provide rock solid, proven technological solutions that will allow us, and the companies we support, to sleep comfortably at night and not worry about the choices we make.

Whatever you do... "Don't Drink the Kool Aid"

Alcatex will be attending the DataCenter Dynamics show in Dallas Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Posted by Allison Boen

Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

Alcatex is proud to be attending the Datacenter Dynamics show in Dallas on Tueday, December 11th from 7:45am to 5:30pm located at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre 5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75240.

If you would like to attend please email us at inquire@alcatexinc.com to save your spot!!!

*Contact Alcatex for your next Data Center project!


Did you know Alcatex buys Surplus and used Generators?

Posted by Allison Boen

Tue, 25 Sep, 2012 @ 09:44 PM

Used Generators

You do Now!

Alcatex buys running Commerical sized surplus and used Generators and other Electrical Equipment at Fair Market wholesale prices.

Alcatex will also remove and rig out your old Generator if you eliminate power or if you are upgrading your Equipment.

For more information, please contact Allison Boen at 972-226-0047 or e mail at allisonb@alcatexinc.co

Click here to find out how to sell your Surplus and Used Generators