Have you hugged a server today?


I’ve just been reading an article about Microsoft building a new data center . I was taken by the idea of what they call “server hugging”.

Server hugging is the phenomenon that people have the need to be physically close to their servers whether the work they’re doing on them requires it or not. Now, I don’t know if this is the geek version of Linus’ security blanket or what, but I’m imagining that this is the mysterious force that resists outsourcing, co-location, etc when those options are clearly far better economically.

So, how does one cure this malady? I feel like I need a couch and a picture of Dr Freud. It’s time to stop smothering your servers, folks!

Vern, SwiftWater Telecom
Data center, web hosting, Internet engineering

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