Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photos of the open source school

It's far from complete and lacking students for a few more days, but here are some photos of Albany Senior High School. People have been asking for photos of the server room, and there's one in the slideshow, but it's a bit of an anticlimax because it's mostly empty. If you look closely you can see less than half a rack of servers in the middle of the shot (4 physical plus a UPS) leaving three and a half racks set aside for servers empty. 2 for switching and 2 for security/CCTV/other stuff completes the array. We've been able to do this through KVM virtualisation and remote hosting of things like backups (we don't have a tape drive, we have a large VPS in a datacentre and back up across fibre every night). We also remotely host Moodle, Mahara, Koha, email, documents, calendar, video server and a few other bits and pieces meaning someone far more qualified looks after them. Anyway, now for the photos:

1 comment:

  1. I've been driving past this site each morning on my way to work, long before ground was ever broken, in fact a sign used to read "Albany Senior High must open here.." some years ago. After reading this blog and getting an insight into the values of the school through your open source initiative its good to see this addition to the community. Hopefully being the 5th school along the same road won't add too much time to my commute ;)