Data center construction: LEGO style
Digital Realty Trust demonstrates its streamlined data center construction via time-lapse LEGO assembly.
Chris Crosby of Digital Realty Trust likes to compare his company's streamlined, modular approach to building data centers to customized LEGO sets. His colleagues at Digital Realty have taken this theme and created a "Data Center Construction Kit" from LEGOs, according to Data Center Knowledge . Watch as the piles of loose pieces assemble themselves into a completed LEGO data center, complete with technician. The video runs approximately 1 minute.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey