If you’ve never worked in a third-party data centre before, the first time can be a bit of a shock. There are a lot of rules and procedures to follow, and each data centre is a bit different from the last one.
The day actually started out pretty well. The weather was nice, I’d had my morning coffees, and I was expecting some new firewalls to arrive. I was especially excited about this point.
You see, I had spent the last few weeks working on a new network design. I had the hardware picked out. The topology was looking good. I even had my cable maps drawn up. Everything was going well.