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Where is rakewell.com?
Computer with hard disks
Have you ever wondered where the  information in the cloud is stored? I hadn't given much thought. I just upload pictures and text, in the hope that someone might read it sometime.

I had the opportunity  to visit the data centre where this web site is  stored and took some pictures to share with you.
I thought it was a Green environment - I was wrong.

APC logo
(Uninterruptable Power Supply) continues to supply 240v from its battery if the mains supply fails.

There are two of these that power the six switches.
The data centre has its own UPS and Generator that supplies the whole building to ensure its mains supply anyway.

Where is my hammer?

Not only Computers
There are other items stored here. Screwdrivers, bags of screws, spare hard drives and gaffer tape.


Where is the hammer?
Other tools and equipment spotted were a knife, the Macbook portable laptop, but I did not spot the hammer.

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Opening and Removing the doorrows of cabnets
It is a bit daunting seeing rows of cabinets and Air Conditioning units; (hidden in recesses where the orange bag is!).

The doors are unlocked and then removed for easy access.

This is the COLD side, air is blown in through the floor vents.

The back of the cabinets is the HOT side where the hot air blows out of the cabinets.

Computers in the cabinets

Computers in the cabinets
Network and power cables run along the front, side and back.
This allows access to all the equipment. The four cabinets use 40 Amps at 240 Volts.

Each system has at least two separate power feeds, including the single power supply server, that has rakewell.com on it.
Back of the cabinet

Looking the other way

Who is this?

I was glad I had a seat to sit on, I could then watch what was going on in comfort


It was a very clean environment with the constant hum of fans running.

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Keeping it cool
Air Conditioning

Outside the cooling fans are mounted horizontally 


rather than hanging vertically off the building.

Rusty boxes
Generators in a rusty box
Just in case there is a mains power cut, there are two diesel powered generators (in two rusty boxes, - foreground), to keep it going.
At least two deliveries per day need to be made to keep the centre running.
My blue RAV4 is in the background. Security said it was the first time the disabled bay had been used!

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