When Servers Explode
February 18th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
We’re not sure who was the first person to intentionally blow up a server. But plenty of others have followed in their footsteps, including the folks at GoGrid, who recently blew up a pile of servers to draw attention to the merits of cloud computing. Here at Data Center Knowledge, we always seek to place these type of developments in context, examining the associated history and broader trends. In that spirit, we bring you the Gallery of Exploding Servers, a visual guide to the sometimes incendiary relationship between man and machine. For those of you with weaker constitutions, there’s always the guide to Flying and Crashing Servers as a fallback.
I have a customer that was decommissioning several HP Optical Jukeboxes. After years of dealing with issues related to these boxes, I recommended they take their aggression out with a 12lb maul.
I have video of these acts…many are hilarious…watching guys that type for a living try to swing a heavy hammer is priceless. I will say the 2 highlights are: 1. the director of engineering THROWING the maul 35 feet and landing a perfect hit; and 2. Someone ramming a Jukebox with their Jeep.
I will post the video’s if I can find them.
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