[TriLUG] Have you ever worked at a Data Center?
edwin at wiredbytes.com
Thu Nov 11 13:56:15 EST 2010
That's an awesome description. It sounds very close to an environment I
worked at once. I never had "someone to bounce ideas with". We were close
knit but management didn't want two or more people working on any given
project. They considered it too much of a "cost" if two techs instead of one
were working on a project. Needless to say, I no longer work there because
of management, although the technical team was pretty cool.
What about the pace? The pace at the job I mentioned before was so rushed
that the quality of our work was pure crap, but that is how the company was
able to offer great prices.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM, <matt at noway2.thruhere.net> wrote:
> I haven't worked for a data center itself, but I did work for a company
> that makes static switches and PDUs for them, and spent a bit of time in
> One of the biggest things I noticed was the tight security, at least at
> the ones I was at. You had to be pre-approved to even get in the parking
> lot. You had have proper ID on you at all times, and often times be
> escorted. Every door, expect perhaps the bathrooms, was at least key card
> access and sometimes retinal scan.
> The A/C in the buildings was the next thing I really noticed. It was cool
> and breeze, at least on the "floor", but it was loud. Walking / standing
> on raised floors is about as comfortable as concrete so make sure you have
> good shoes.
> No windows is definitely true. You tend to lose all sense of time as the
> light and environment is almost constant and it feels like I would imagine
> a Borg cube to feel with row upon row of black fridge sized boxes. I
> suppose this could be an issue, or possibly a benefit, if you are on
> alternate shifts.
> The people seem to be quite tight knit and the facilities have always been
> comfortable with decent break areas, often times including soda machines,
> coffee makers, and even cable TV. Internet access, though, was usually
> difficult to obtain, unless you went to a manager level office.
> > Yeah....that would help a lot. My company has pretty much married
> > Microsoft. :(
> > On Nov 11, 2010 12:38 PM, "Alan Porter" <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
> >> > One of the best things I remember about working at the data
> >> > center was the team building and luncheon events we did to
> >> > boost morale, because we didn't have any windows.
> >> Not having Windows would boost my morale by itself.
> >> Oh wait... that's not what you meant, was it?
> >> Alan
> This message was sent to: Edwin <edwin at wiredbytes.com>
> To unsubscribe, send a blank message to trilug-leave at trilug.org from that
> TriLUG mailing list : http://www.trilug.org/mailman/listinfo/trilug
> Unsubscribe or edit options on the web :
> TriLUG FAQ :
More information about the TriLUG