Sterile environment

Sterile environment

This is inside another data center. Believe it or not, this is not a black and white picture. Inside data centers is a surprisingly harsh and sterile environment. It’s cold, exceptionally loud with literally hundreds of thousands of tiny fans cooling computers and networking gear from within the chassis, the air is very dry from the every possible bit of humidity being removed from the air, and there is virtually no dust. When you walk in, you are required to either put booties over your shoes or step on extremely sticky tack paper which removes any dirt and dust from the bottom of your shoes. I was the only person inside this near 20,000 sq. ft. of data center.

Posted by chrismphillips on 2010-12-27 00:37:19

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