Here’s my new data center workout plan for anyone looking to get slim and shredded while earning a nice paycheck each day of their shift.
Here’s how troubleshooting dead servers at Twitter lead to myself taking on a long-running project working with the company’s server vendor.
Years back Samsung sold Twitter defective RAM which ended up in the company’s newest servers. The resolution required extensive manual labor.
Data center after hours work is hurry up and wait: I wait for devices to switch off, do my work, and then to wait for them to come online.
Data Center on-call life is one where every Slack ping brings fear because you think all heck broke loose and you need to fix it now!
Rack push days at the Twitter data center sucked because we were always tired and sweaty from pushing heavy racks down a long hallway.
In the Twitter data center if a network switch had a dead switch port techs replaced the entire switch. That’s wasteful, right? Nope.
Diagnosing faulty servers in Twitter’s data center for us Site Operations Techs took using multiple commands and sometimes a crash cart.
Here’s my shocking experience inside Twitter’s DC in Atlanta, GA featuring outdated hardware and loose procedures for the techs.
The management behind the Twitter 1.0 data centers didn’t want any information made public about the data centers. And I never understood their need for secrecy.