PHIL's DC: A Tour of the Facility

July 19, 2011

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!

-PHIL

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July 19th, 2011 at 4:58pm

Thank you for doing the entire thing on a segway. That was awesome.

July 20th, 2011 at 10:00am

He was channeling his inner Gob Bluth.

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July 19th, 2011 at 4:58pm

Thank you for doing the entire thing on a segway. That was awesome.

July 20th, 2011 at 10:00am

He was channeling his inner Gob Bluth.

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