Peter from FDCServers just left a voicemail response to the IT Watch Blog’s questions about the alleged pictures circulating of FDCServers’ server environment, saying that yes, the pictures were of FDCServers’ servers, but most of them weren’t from the colocated data center they host, but rather the NOC and repair centers where FDCServers fixes up whatever ails your favorite boxen. Furthermore, he said the pictures were taken by a competitor, which would obviously imply some ulterior motives.
Don’t believe him? Go see for yourself: He invited interested customer or potential customers to tour the data center, an invitation that has generally been extended by FDCServers. Interested in taking him up on it? Try asking via their contact page.
The transcription of his full voicemail:
Hi Michael, this is Peter at FDCServers. You left a voicemail asking about the pictures that are circulating the Internet that are supposed to represent our data center. Some of them, some of them are not. Some of them are, some of them are not. Basically does pictures were taken by person that works for a competitor. Most of the pictures that he snapped are actually parts and machines that are sitting in our work benches or workshops in the NOC area where our guys basically repair servers. All of our data centers are actually accessible for tours, so obviously if that was the true state of our facilities then nobody would be hosting with us. On the contrary, the Chicago warehouse over 6,000 servers and our Chicago facility is sold out due to demand. As you can imagine just for the fact that those pictures are taken by somebody who works for a competitor, they were taken out of context and they do not represent you know the state of our facility. There was a picture of some ducked tape drives was a machine that a customer sent over and those drives were sitting on a workbench, and those pictures were not of working environment of FDCServers. As I said, anybody is welcome to come take a tour to see for themselves to see if those pictures represent the true state of our facility or not. If you have any other questions feel free to give me a call at [redacted]. Thanks a lot. Have a nice day.