Data centres, and blue skies for once


Photo outside the Equinix ME1 data centre with a blue sky and clouds.

I’m sitting here blogging from our company’s cage in the ME1 data centre in Melbourne, as the name of the data centre may suggest. I took a photo outside the facility to send to coworkers, before realising two things:

  1. I barely recognised it, because Equinix are building another giant new facility in front, in what used to be a grassy field. Access is through a precariously narrow walkway now.

  2. Far more importantly, I couldn’t help but realise the sky is blue, not an acrid mustard yellow from the weeks of bushfires that Sydney is blanketed with. Even small storm clouds were a welcome sight.

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