A data centre without data is... well, just a centre, I guess. But it’s quite fascinating to actually see inside one, before all the server racks arrive. In this video, Spencer Lamb — who works at a large data services provider in London — shows the folks at Computerphile around a new data facility.
Soon, this space will serve at least 20 universities, providing high-power computing and data storage so they don’t have to build those services out themselves. But for now, it’s a shell: the vital infrastructure of space, power, connectivity and safety systems. [Computerphile]