Brad wrote:I used Google to count the cars a Google
Google in Council Bluffs (newer, large facility)
300+ permanent parking stalls
500+ temporary construction parking stalls
On Sunday June 5, 2016, 200+ Cars in the permanent lot, 70+ Cars in the temporary construction lot
Google in Councl Bluffs (older, smaller facility)
200+ permanent Parking Stalls
On Sunday June 5, 2016, 80+ cars in the parking lot
However on that same Sunday 5/5/2016
Yahoo had about 2 dozen and Fidelity and Travelers each had about a dozen.
I guess it varies how many employees by company???
I work in the Data Center industry including having worked in the past in actual Data Centers. I can't possibly imagine what those 270 people are doing in the Google Data Center on Sunday unless they are construction workers building out new zones in the data center.
The Data Center I worked at (smaller than these facilities) routinely had 6 people in the Data Center at 10 am on a Tuesday who were doing any work that required them to be onsite. After hours or on weekends mostly there was one Security Guard. There were people configuring servers or such who sometimes were on site but 90% of the time, they just as easily could have been in Bennington or Beijing because their work does not require physical contact with any equipment.
Perhaps these companies are using their presence in Omaha to hire workers who are doing other non data center related jobs which would be a great benefit to the community. However every piece of modern IT and modern Data Centers are designed to function with as little human interaction as possible.