Not long ago I had a chance to visit the big data center at 365 Main Street in San Francisco. I was invited by friends to help them install the first servers for their startup, which is still in stealth mode. The data center was enormous, though my friends occupied only a small part of one rack not far from the Oakland Raiders and one floor up from Bebo, the social network bought not long ago by AOL. Bebo is a big hit in the UK and I found it odd that all those British profiles are hosted in San Francisco, eight time zones away.
We installed the servers — three little boxes and one big […]