Brittany Gates

Data Center Aficionado & Creative Writer

New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 AM EST

Dangers In The Data Center

A sign on a device stating Danger High Voltage

There are several dangers in the data center that can befall technicians and even customers, and I list them with ways on how to avoid them.

Dead Switch Port? Chuck It Out!

closeup of a network switch ports

In the Twitter data center if a network switch had a dead switch port techs replaced the entire switch. That’s wasteful, right? Nope.

Independent Contracting For A CDN

Racks full of servers and networking equipment

I spent three years as an independent contractor for a CDN because I needed extra money and the work was as-needed. Overall, I had a good experience.