There is a noticeable difference in the noise level in our office today.
No, I did not make my section of the office soundproof, I simply powered down our faithful Dell PowerEdge 2500 server for the last time. As soon as it switched off, I realised that this server alone amongst the others was causing 90% of the noise.
Not bad innings though, this was NTES Limited’s first server and at the time was top of the range. If I remember rightly it ran Windows Small Business Server 2000, then 2003 before it became a terminal server. Now, it is a door-stop…. but it took 8 years to become one.