An Article on Solar-proofing the Data Centre Industry

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June 25, 2019 - 11:20am

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A screenshot of a 2015 article from the cloud computing news website Channelfutures.com. This article aims to raise awareness of the space weather threat within the data centre community. 'Space weather' arises when electrically-charged material ejected from the Sun interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field. This electromagnetic interactivity can generate high-voltage currents that can damage or destroy the ground digital components found in modern technologies. Data centres contain the critical computing systems that underpin digital-industrial society and growing numbers of facility operators are now taking anticipatory measures to 'solar-proof’ their premises. My research explores how solar material is being connected to terrestrial technological worlds through prisms of preparedness and profitability in the data centre industry.

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Channelfutures.com

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English

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A.R.E. Taylor, "An Article on Solar-proofing the Data Centre Industry", contributed by A.R.E. Taylor, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 25 June 2019, accessed 20 September 2021.