Mar 29, 2010
Dan Ushman

A lot of folks have a misconception about web hosting. They presume that it is a field that exists purely digitally. This is understandable, since most people are not privy to the underbelly of the beast—the data center and the work that gets done in it. In this post I hope to show the world the work that goes into providing a dedicated hosting service.

It’s been no secret that SingleHop has been growing at an exceptionally rapid pace. Our double, sometimes triple, digit growth puts a lot of strain on our data center teams – who handle it gracefully and work long and hard to make sure our customers are online. Late last week we took a large shipment of servers from our suppliers and the SingleHop team mobilized to help our DC staff get the servers racked and ready for customers. The below photoset is from our rack-a-thon and show the process from start to finish.

I was there personally, as was Zak Boca, our President & CEO. From our sales team, Jim Tremmel our Director of Sales, Mike Crosse, Miguel Villegas, and Kyle Kinder all attended and lent a helping hand. From our data center team, Will Briggs, Eric Nilson, David Sczcur, Chris Wille, Brandon Ewing, Vladi Gueorguiv and Sam Bowling helped (please forgive me if I missed anyone.) Remotely, a number of our other employees helped keep support and operations going as we racked-and-stacked servers into the wee hours of the night.

Will Briggs and a stack of new E3110s to be installed.

Will Briggs and a stack of new E3110s to be installed.

Andy Pace and Mike Crosse screwing in servers while Jim Tremmel and Kyle Kinder 'supervise'

Andy Pace and Mike Crosse screwing in servers while Jim Tremmel and Kyle Kinder 'supervise'

Giant stack of power cables as Dave plugs in the servers.

Giant stack of power cables as Dave plugs in the servers.

Eric Nilson, one of our new DC techs, working the configuration station with a crash cart.

Eric Nilson, one of our new DC techs, working the configuration station with a crash cart.

An attempt by myself to be artistic in my 'photography' work :)

An attempt by myself to be artistic in my 'photography' work :)

The completed rear-hot side of the a server rack.

The completed rear-hot side of the a server rack.

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    Nice :)

    Posted by dsalcedo on March 30, 2010 Reply

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