Week 10

I think this semester I did a lot better, with my blog; there weren’t many times that I did anything special or new. There was maybe once or twice, where I looked into the future of storage aside from that it was generally related to that week’s work. I think it was better for me to use that week’s topic in writing for my blog, after doing the work for that week it would remind me of an incident or something and I was able to speak about. It also gave me a chance to learn more about that week’s topic. I might have been a bit boring with my topics but I always tried to make them somewhat entertaining and I hope that I was able to give the other students something that they might not otherwise have known. All of my material came from the internet, different websites, but the internet nonetheless. I tried looking at the book but a lot of times I personally didn’t have time to read through everything in the book and so online you’re able to search specifically for that question. It made it easier for me to learn stuff and to get a different point of views when something would go wrong.

I think for the most part this is a useful blog, it gives you an insight into what other people are able to find online. It gives you different insights and new information. The one thing that I would suggest is to make it mandatory that we read at least one blog every week and post a response in the blog forum. What it did help me with is my writing; it was like a warm up before I wrote any papers for this class. It got me to write freely and let my mind start grinding the gears and it did really help my other writing.

Week 9 Keep it Cool

Soon after I started my job I would often hear something relating to a data center, some issue would pop up and our management team would say just call Cynthia in the data center to find out what was happening. Never really understanding what the data center was or how it functioned or even how important it was, yes I was that green when it came to computers. It started to click, first when the company decided to move the data center to another location. The moment I walked into the room, I noticed how much colder, it was than anywhere else in the building. Once everything was unhooked, we put it on a pallet and shrink wrapped it and loaded it into a cooler type box truck. After asking some questions, I came to find out that they were being shipped to Ohio and that type of truck was needed to ensure that the servers don’t get too hot during the trip. I also found out that it cost the company somewhere in the range of $50 to $60 thousand dollars just to move the servers. At this moment I realized that I was in the wrong business, joking aside, I was blown with how much it cost to move these pieces of equipment and so I started to look into what they were and why they were so expensive and felt pretty dumb when I found out that they were the heartbeat of the company. After the incident that I wrote about before when the data center had to be shut down, I started to realize how important having the right kind of cooling system for these servers are. Much like a RAID setup, data centers should also have something like this in order to keep their data centers cool even after something like the central AC breaks down.