New Building, New Opportunity
The new data center now sits inside Falken Tire's new headquarters building (pictured).
The original Falken Tire data center, which used a WAN to help service the company's distribution centers, as well as accounts like Discount Tires, Pep Boys, Sears and Big-O, featured a traditional open airflow with hot air blowing all over the place, Braico said.
"In a 20-foot-by-20-foot space, they had serious server sprawl, and 10 different storage platforms," he said.
The old building, in Fontana, Calif., is still used as a warehouse and for storing the company's Lemans racing cars and drifting cars.