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The company keeps around £1.8m worth of spare parts on site so that it can quickly swap out and replace servers in case of hardware faults. Typically, when servers fail it is because of a hard-drive failure, Boyd said. However, Rackspace keeps on-site spares for numerous components, including motherboards, PSUs and RAM.
In addition, the company can provide an integration service for Google's enterprise search tool, the Google Search Appliance, which some customers buy to increase the efficiency of searching through their data.
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