Members of the engineering team at Interxion test drive "sleeping pods" installed in the company's London data center

Nap Time for the Data Center

Members of the engineering team at Interxion test drive "sleeping pods" installed in the company's London data centerNetwork engineers are used to long hours and strenuous conditions, but at least most of us go home at some point. The Interxion team staffing the data center in the Olympics will be sleeping next to their computers in tiny pods supplied by Podtime, reports Gizmodo sourcing Data Center Knowledge.

“Due to the nature of our business we need to be ready for all eventualities and while we are excited to have the Olympics in London we also need to be sure that we can continue to offer the highest level of resilience to our customers,” said Greg McCulloch, UK Managing Director of Interxion.

The modular pods were originally meant for power naps in the workplace (DC only, of course, this is a data center afterall) and have been adapted for longer stays. They even come with TV, radio and computing facilities.

Lullabies are not included.

(Photo: Interxion)

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