Douglas County, Georgia
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Who keeps our corner of the Internet running? We asked a few Googlers about a day in the life at the Douglas County data center.
Patrick Davillier, Data Center Operations
Patrick Davillier does a visual inspection of the water pipes running below the floor. Our maintenance standards require us to constantly monitor the functionality of our cooling systems. This ensures our servers are properly cooled all the time. Day to day, Patrick's job covers power, cooling, maintanence, and construction, and he enjoys interacting and working with a wide range of teams.
Norman Martin, Data Center Operations
As Norman Martin describes matter-of-factly, “The Internet never sleeps—we keep it going!” So, what happens when the power goes out? Our data centers quickly switch over to emergency back-up generators to prevent any downtime, and then turn off when power is restored. Special batteries ensure that the generators start up quickly. Employees like Norman make visual inspections to ensure these batteries are charged and ready to be activated at any time.
“Working here is like taking an extended field trip to a toy store," he says. "We get to see and play with all the new toys. The ones that are broken, we fix, and the ones that work fine, we make better. We push technology and efficiency to the max.”
Krista Byrd, Hardware Operations
An operations engineer on the repairs team, Krista Byrd focuses on diagnosing server issues and working with technicians on the team to fix them. On a typical day, she starts at her desk—fixing servers remotely before moving onto the server floor to work on more difficult cases. "I like working on the more puzzling cases while I listen to music," she says. "If nobody is around, I may rock out a bit as I'm thinking."
Fellipe Saraiva, Hardware Operations
Fellipe Saraiva spends most of his day troubleshooting and repairing servers and network gear. He studied Computer Science while living in Brazil, and joined the Douglas County data center team after moving to the US. "The open culture here encourages us to share our ideas and opinions," he says. "If I come up with a better way to do something, my voice is always heard."
Ash Williams, Data Center Operations
Here, Ash Williams, who specializes in electrical work at the facility, removes the lid of a storage tank to check its interior lining. Our data center in Douglas County, Georgia utilizes an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), which uses recycled water to keep equipment at the optimum temperature. Ash points out: “Working here has shown me how important the infrastructure is, from the location to utilities, weather and most of all, people.”