Blogs: Data Center

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This college's main computer facility is located in one building's basement, which normally is not a problem -- until the day a nearby water main breaks.

July 28, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

The financial institution where this pilot fish works is moving to a new disaster recovery site, and that means arranging the transfer of several financial-market data servers -- which could take months.

July 24, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This local bank has an old-fashioned two-story lobby and its own mainframe upstairs -- and a disaster waiting to happen.

July 23, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This company auto-generates and sends out faxes to a large number of its vendors and clients. But in a rack with dozens of fax modems, individual modems keep failing randomly -- and no one knows why.

July 17, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

The world has changed. Information technology is the new normal, as almost everyone is connected in some way to the net. Television was the last big thing, but people are now bypassing live television and getting most of their information from the network, even their TV shows.

July 16, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

This non-IT pilot fish who works for an air-conditioning equipment distributor has to head into the office on Saturday morning to pick up a part for a customer -- and there he finds the IT guys, who have racks full of servers to move.

July 14, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This group of climate modelers needs a big server, and the group's manager needs a new laptop. Both requests go into the same system at the same time. What could possibly go wrong?

July 11, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This computer room has a ramp for bringing in supplies, and at the top is a big red emergency power-off switch. And it's positioned six feet off the floor, so why would it need a safety cover?

July 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Flashback to the late 1960s, when this pilot fish has just gotten a job in a bank's data processing department -- and one day his new boss tells him to grab a disk pack and run for a cab.

July 04, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Contractor pilot fish's nightly routine includes a walk-through of this software company's server lab. And when he spots a UPS with a blinking amber LED, he knows how to start troubleshooting: push the self-test button.

July 03, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
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