Posted By Rich Miller On February 26, 2010 @ 8:17 am In Consolidation | No Comments
“After some final words were spoken by Paul, Bala (the project lead), myself and even Olivier Sanche, my predecessor who kept this crazy thing going before I arrived, we got down to the business of truly putting this data center to rest. After 8 years of serving as a core to eBay’s complex portfolio of data centers, all of the 3400 assets had found a new home, except one…and it was not going to get off easy. This old x335 was sitting timidly in the last rack left on the floor, waiting for its time to go, not knowing that we had something else planned for it. So much time, effort, collaboration, planning and precise execution had been put in to bring this facility to a close, but one more action was needed to officially signify the death of this data center. And with that…WHAP! I reared back and drove an axe through the final remnant of this once complex, powerful and archaic beast of a data center. A symbolic, but appropriate end to the life of this aging server…and its home… (don’t worry the asset was recycled.)Bala Meduri, who oversaw the closure process for the facility for eBay, then turned off the power. Thanks to Dean and the eBay team for an inside look at the terminal moment for a data center.See the full story and photos at Data Center Pulse .
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