Thank You to the People Who Worked in Data Centers on Thanksgiving

By Brian Schwartz, TierPoint Content Team

Data center employees including network engineers and security personnel all across the United States gave up part of their Thanksgiving yesterday to protect Cloud and client infrastructure.  In fact, if you used the Internet during the holiday to share photos or contact family, a human somewhere likely was watching to make sure the network was performing correctly.

Thursday morning, I visited two TierPoint facilities near Boston to drop off goodies and show appreciation for those working.  At our Boston-Marlborough location, I was greeted by friendly security staff and spoke with the people managing and monitoring network activity.  Two clients were also in the building working on their own equipment.

When I suggested a move to the break room for cookies, one of the engineers declined politely saying, “Can’t leave because the monitoring never stops.”  The commitment in that comment struck me.

Thank you to all the people who delayed their holiday celebrations to serve clients.  We notice.