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
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.