VMworld 2009 Wall of Datacenter Video

September 4th, 2009 by jason Leave a reply »

I’m hanging out in my hotel room on Friday night with my family at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. I’ve fired up my laptop and I’m just starting to sift through the initial pile of great information published thus far on VMworld 2009.

Without a doubt, there will be many pictures, videos, blogs, and tweets to come out of the show. Here’s one of my favorites so far. Richard Garsthagen, Senior Evangelist at VMware EMEA, interviews “Dan”, whom I believe is an Architect on the VMware Lab Staff team. Dan talks about the $35 million wall of datacenter on display at the bottom of the Moscone Center escalator. As many of the attendees learned, this datacenter was used to power the nearly 40,000 VMs at VMworld 2009. Great video gentlemen!

Closely related, here’s a time lapse photography video of the datacenter build:


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  1. Hey Jason, don’t those servers use any special cooling? I didn’t see any cooling units on that video