SWAT Team 1, Servers 0

There are many ways a server can expire, taking your precious data with it. Most of these failures don’t provide the visual evidence of catastrophe that would be useful in, say, marketing videos for data protection providers. The folks at KeepGoing.biz, a business continuity firm in the Dallas area, wanted to give customers a visceral sense of what a catastrophic data loss might look like. Since it’s hard to simulate a meteor strike for a YouTube video, they opted to have a group of heavily-armed guys shoot the dickens out a server cabinet. Whatever this server’s sins may be, we’re certain it’s quite dead in the opening moments of this encounter. These guys continue killing it anyway. Here’s two minutes of infotainment for a Friday afternoon.

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About the Author

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. How much fun would that be? Geeked out gun nuts - great video!

  2. m

    bunch of gun lovers idiots...

  3. Frank Coluccio

    Compare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQQTFSbjM0

  4. FrgMstr

    These guys shoot at the same range I do. They left all their trash scattered out along the banks of the river and removed none of it.

  5. sener

    angry system admins :)

  6. That really puts the 'f' in 'rm -rf'