Name: Dallas Evans
Worked at ServerCentral since: 2010
Years of experience in DC Ops: 6
Who is your celebrity doppelgänger?
DE: Definitely a young Brad Pitt.
I can totally see that! Benjamin Button all the way. Now tell me about a day in the life of a ServerCentral Infrastructure Specialist.
DE: I clock in, grab a coffee, and read the data center operations ticketing queue. Once I get a feel for what’s going on, I head out to the pods and start work. I usually grab an early lunch and then it’s back to work until quitting time.
What kind of experience or natural curiosities does it take to be successful in DC Ops?
DE: It probably helps to be into Star Trek or Star Wars, which might actually start a civil war in the data center someday.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
DE: Really good benefits.
What about the most challenging?
DE: Language barriers can make requests more difficult, but we always get through it.
Oui. What’s the best prank you’ve pulled on a fellow tech?
DE: A technician just had Lasik surgery, so we made all the fonts on his computer and paperwork blurry (an idea borrowed from Jordan and Lew).
Ah, the ol’ post-Lasik blur. They pulled that one on me my first day at ServerCentral. Talk about hazing…
Tell me something most people don’t know about working in Data Center Ops.
DE: There are no windows. Except in the break room.