SoftLayer: The Data Center Tour as Travelogue

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SoftLayer’s Kevin Hazard was recently in London for Cloud Expo Europe and took a detour to check out the company’s new data center in Amsterdam. Kevin put together a video of the experience that is one part data center tour and one part travel journal. “Nearly every aspect of the data center mirrors what you see in WDC, SEA, HOU, SJC and DAL,” Kevin writes on the Inner Layer blog. “The only differences I really noticed were what the PDUs looked like, what kind of power adapter was used on the crash carts, and what language was used on the AMS facility’s floor map. One of the most interesting observations: All of the servers and power strips on the racks used US power plugs … This characteristic was particularly impressive to me because every gadget I brought with me seemed to need its own power converter to recharge.” This video runs about

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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