One more thing to watch out for at data centers - fire drills
sp at iphh.net
Sat Sep 17 13:16:33 UTC 2016
> Releasing inert gas from fire suppression units that were over pressurized
> resulted in an extremely loud noise – causing cabinets full of hard drives
> to vibrate – which got transmitted to the read – write heads of the drives.
> Amazing sort of outage + data loss, and this time the physical security
> plant chief gets to write up the RCA.
A quick comment: for the N2 systems we built in our datacenters we added
mufflers to reduce the noise which raised the price for the system by only
5%. Totally worth it. Yet many datacenters do not add them.
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