The Shutdown: Dismantling A Data Center
April 12th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
We’ve seen lots of time-lapse videos of people building server rooms and data centers. But here’s the first example I’ve seen of a time-lapse video of someone breaking down a data center. YouTube user dragonfly5446 has put together a unique look at the decommissioning of a facility in northern Virginia with 300 servers and 40 network devices. The video was created by positioning a Nikon D7000 camera in high-traffic areas of the data center and setting it to take a picture every seven to 12 seconds. The entire process is set to music, to very cool effect. This video runs about 11 minutes.
There’s one in a similar vein here, where we relocated around 300 servers and network devices out of a legacy datacentre.
What are they doing to the servers when they connect a monitor – before packing them up?
Erazing the array?
Probably keeping inventory of servers . I don’t see them connecting to the servers actually. They shutdown remotely, too.
Plenty of exercise done on those days xD