Finally having a real look of the facilities made a real difference than just reading about it. We had to pass through at least 4 physical security obstructions before getting our feet into the raised platforms of the DC.
Some of you might know that I have been learning and dealing with the web hosting industry for several years and how exciting being in a DC was. Although all my knowledge was more based on web hosting DCs, they are all practically the same. It is just depending on what the servers were there for. A DC will be a location with controlled environment to house the servers.
As I made my first turn along the row I was walking in to the middle stretch, all I can see was endless rows of racks of servers which reminded me of a scene from The Matrix. The temperature of the room was cold and I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help to notice the cameras mounted on the ceiling. They are link into a control room for security purposes.
Unfortunately, as expected, I was not allowed to take any pictures. We continued the day with a discussion session before heading onto SwensenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for lunch.
We went to Alexandra Road to enter HPÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Service Desk for a further briefing session on what they do there before onto their office. We even manage to squeeze in a visit to the Disaster Recovery center.
Our official purpose of the meeting ended just a quarter pass 4.00 pm and we were dropped off at a nearby shopping complex which was walking distance to our departure point.
The dinner served on the coach was a WOW factor. If you were to ask me how the overall service was, I would definitely give two thumbs up and recommend it to everyone.
We arrive at Menara Axis in PJ at about 11.30 pm on schedule. My sis came and pick me home.
CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to share my experience with my friends at work tomorrow. Until my next post. Take care.
Benny Ong XXX