Have you ever wondered what a cloud hosting server actually looks like?
Check out this awesome video of how Cloud Server Hosting Company Softlayer set up their servers in their new data centre: from their website and youtube channel:
A cloud hosting Server is a physical beast, but thousands of them combine to create a massive virtual computer with incredible speed, flexibility and power.
Sam Fleitman SoftLayer’s CTO wrote a revealing article of how a softlayer data centre is built… from the ground up. For your average web site owner a web hosting company is a virtual company, but behind every cloud hosting server there are hundreds or thousands of physical servers working in symphony to create the cloud. These Cloud Hosting servers are located at data centres spread across the world: each data centre is a massive hive or physical servers working tirelessly to process the constant data required to run cloud computing and cloud web hosting environments.
Cloud server hosting datacentre construction
This video gives an amazing insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes at a cloud hosting provider. As you can see, its very clean, systematic and organised, and on a massive scale. Watch the open cavernous hosting building be transformed into an operating data centre powering a modern cloud web hosting company.
Check out the hosting server technicians as they plugin in hundreds of network cables without tangling or frustration! This video is played at 20x normal speed.
Read more about cloud server hosting infrastructure at: “Before They Were SoftLayer Data Centers,” (http://sftlyr.com/ia), a virtual scrapbook from the San Jose data center construction process.