Project: EarthLink’s Technology Building and Data Center

written by Hans Eisenman
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I’ve been digitizing old articles and photos lately and came across this short piece about one of my projects by Pasadena Star News called “Pressed for Space and Time”.

It’s about one of the many 50,000 square build-outs I would manage over my 6 year ELNK adventure, this one in our second building.

The project included a new 10,000 s.f. data center and a 750,000 watt automatic generator, among other things.

It was fun to re-read this, I have to admit. What a great time we were having at EarthLink.

The whole world was learning about the Internet and the “World Wide Web” for the first time and there we were at the front of it all, paddling to catch that wave as best we could.

It was a heady time, full of new experiences and a sense that we were all a part of something pretty big.

We were also some of the first to build out some pretty cool “techy” spaces for all our many staff (we were hiring something like 100 people per week!). I hope to post a few of those photos soon.

Hans Eisenman

Husband, father, nerd and more or less in that order. I love tech, especially tools that will help me get more done in less time. Everything I talk about, I've tried (or will state I haven't). Current obsession: the FEDIVERSE.

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