Thursday, November 02, 2006

365 Main data center tour photos

I recently toured hosting company 365 Main's data center in downtown San Francisco. These are the photos from the tour. You can also check out the article about the facility that ran today.

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One of 86 base isolators located in the parking garage area below the 365 Main facility. For an interesting article on base isolation technology, check out USC's Viterbi school of engineering's publication.

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Two feet of slack in the wiring allows the bedrock to shift without pulling out the wires while the building remains stationary.

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The secure loading dock.

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Raised floor and cages that separate customers' racks.

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VESDA: Very early smoke detection system

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The Super Mario Bros. room.

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Each of the 10 Hitec generators at 365 Main cost $1 million.

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