PHIL’s DC: A Tour of the FacilityPosted by PHIL in Culture, Funny, Infrastructure, Social Media, Technology
In the second episode of my self-made documentary series about the birth of a revolution in hosting, I explained how Lance and I mutually decided that a better course of action would be to build a data center for the future’s future, and I sketched out the basics of effective data centering. Lance sent the keys to the new non-traditional facility, and I jumped at the chance to give a tour of the amazing digs.
Because I wanted to make sure to document as much of the process as I could for this documentary film (I’m coming for you, The Social Network), you’re experiencing the tour as I explore the space for the first time, so I hope you find it as magical as I did. Note: I took the liberty of acquiring suitable transportation to give you the most professional “tour” experience.
You’ll note that the facility features several important characteristics of the best data center environments:
- Heightened Exterior Security
- Data Center Operations Area
- Weather Tracking Station
- Tech Support Center
- CEO Suite
- Redundant Bandwidth Providers
- Multi-phase Power
- Power Generator
- Built-in Cooling
- Crash Cart Station
- Vaulted Ceilings (for warm air circulation)
Now that I’ve got the lay of the land, it’s just a matter of drawing up some plans for server racks, plugging in some servers and getting some customers to experience the newest wave of hosting innovation!