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[ElReg] Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD

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Facebook's first data center ran into problems of a distinctly ironic nature when a literal cloud formed in the IT room and started to rain on servers.

Though Facebook has previously hinted at this via references to a "humidity event" within its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, the social network's infrastructure king Jay Parikh told The Reg on Thursday that, for a few minutes in Summer, 2011, Facebook's data center contained two clouds: one powered the social network, the other poured water on it.

Never knew this was possible. Oh the irony...
post #2 of 35
This is kind of funny, shouldn't they have something that prevents this from happening?
post #3 of 35
Maybe they could try using a dehumidifier.
post #4 of 35
A shame it rained on them like that; I wanted it to rain FIRE.
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FB must have security camera's in their server rooms, I'd love to see footage of this. I find it hard to imagine an actual cloud forming, but I could imagine a lot of condensate forming on the equipment.
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Gee! Even Facebook is hosting their own cloud service these days!

pun intended
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post #7 of 35
I've seen that happen at a rave before.
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Facebook gots some next level cloud.

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I thought it is some kind of crazy new liquid cooling tech when I read the title.
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Originally Posted by jspeedracer View Post

I've seen that happen at a rave before.

Are you sure you didn't take some bad LSD? wink.gif
Edited by paulerxx - 6/8/13 at 11:44am
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