Following my post on our fibre installation earlier in June The build of our new datacentre module in Newark continues.
Datacentres, whilst giving the appearance of being high tech, are all about wiring and plumbing. So I’m getting in the cable monkeys and plumbers.
Couple of photos below give you a feel for part of the process. Underfloor power connections to each rack space and a coil of fibre that might look innocuous but will carry the lifeblood of the datacentre, ie the data itself.
It makes me think of the pony express, or the old stage post mail system and how things have changed. I’m getting romantic in my old age.
Of course it will be tidied up a bit before we open for business.