Favorite/most-frightening server room DIY?

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Recently came across this gem: A hosting reseller (as best I can tell) lost the server case (?) and built their own replacement, stuffed in with hundreds of other servers. Any other server room kludges you've seen?
ASKED: May 10, 2010  4:30 PM
UPDATED: May 13, 2010  5:36 AM

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  • batye
    6 years ago once in Moscow -Russia my brother ask me to take quick look at his Russian friends server room. one of the server's could not be pinged - lol Modern Office with security/face control, secure parking, video security, armed guards with AKM's and Saigas got temporary pass with photo and barcode to access server room Server Room - inside refinished utility/cleaning/washroom area... no server racks all setup on the floor Mould on the walls, water on the floor from leaking pipe anytime some one flash toilet water from the pipe got on UPS - ups got knocked out by the surge protection - shutdown server -server off - could not be pinged, after few hours Air cond./humid. dry the area UPS reset itself - server get restarted and reset - get visible on network- could be pinged. until some one go to washroom... repeat over and over. Server Room was managed by 17 year old kid - son of one of the Co. bosses. lol lol Welcome to Russia
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