Why doesn’t my server boot as fast as my iPad? I like my iPad-mini not just because I can take it anywhere, but because I don’t have to wait very long for it to boot. A simple test revealed that my iPad-mini boots in about 30 seconds. If the iPad is in a sleep state, which is essentially a power-save mode, then in one press of the button it’s awake and ready for use. Most servers also have a sleep mode, aka power save mode, but it’s usually disabled, as it’s been known to cause problems in production environments. In general, a server needs to be readily available 100% of the time.