In the data center industry you’ll see a lot of creative data center implementations. Bahnhof has embraced the futuristic / Sci-fi design with their Pionen data center and their new venture into modular data center design, complete with pictures of Storm Troopers posed in the mock-ups of the command module’s interior. I didn’t make this stuff up – take a look at the two images below that come from the gallery section of the MDC Stockholm website.
There’s a Thin Line Between Sci-fi and Reality
At times it can be hard to differentiate fiction from reality. And some data center companies like Bahnhof and MDC Stockholm have been visionaries in bringing a fictional feel to a high-tech product. Oddly enough, it’s almost natural to see Storm Troopers in those modular data center design mock-ups.
Several movies show interesting data center implementations, and it’s fun to laugh at their efforts, but why stop there? Let’s have a little fun and mix some elements from Sci-fi movies with what we see in a data center facility. Maybe the next Bahnhof/MDCStockholm project will take some cues?
1. The Jar Jar Data Center
Someone is kicking themselves for hiring a Jar-Jar to install the cabling.
2. The Primer Cabinet
Ever wonder what goes on in some of the customers cabinets in a multi-tenant colocation facility? In case you missed the reference, Primer is the best Sci-fi movie ever made on a $7,000 budget.
3. The Captain EO Dedicated Server Room
Who wouldn’t want Captain EO monitoring their dedicated servers? In case you’ve never experienced this classic 3D movie, a tribute is showing at Disneyland.
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