Avast, Ye Scurvy Googlers!

Arrr! Here’s the question of the day, mateys: what would happen if Google’s seagoing  data center, having survived a hurricane, was beset by pirates? Is a cannonball fired from a pirate frigate a single point of failure? What happens if Cap’n Slappy leans on the EPO button while boarding?

Sorry, couldn’t stop myself.  Yes, it’s Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Heck, the data pirates - hackers - are already inside the datacenter virtually, why would they need to board physically? I'd be more worried about the supertanker that needs 10 miles to turn with the mate sleeping at the wheel.

  2. It's funny, but literal piracy is still a very real threat on the open seas. Of course, a data center anchored within territorial waters has the coast guard to keep it mostly safe.

  3. I was trying to have a little fun here, with no intent to minimize the seriousness of real piracy. Besides, Google has applied for a separate patent for the custom defense system for its data barges: trained sharks with friggin' laser beams on their head! Joking again there. Happy Friday. Arrr!