IBM is one of the few manufacturer’s that is slow to change it’s Rail Kit design and uses the same rail kit across multiple Server Lines. This has several advantages over other Manufacturer’s Rail Kits. The most advantageous for IBM clients is that it reduces installation time and the cost associated with server deployment.
Installing or upgrading an IBM Server when there is an existing IBM Server with a common Rail Kit already installed could not be easier or more efficient especially if there are numerous IBM Servers to deploy. IBM provides the ability to slide one server out of the rack and slide a newer or different server in it’s place and not have to re-cable anything or remove the existing slide rails is a huge advantage.