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Defending the Death Star

Defending the Death Star with A little Data Center Design infographic

Old age meets new age. Defending the Death Star with A little Data Center Design takes a concept that people can relate to (Star Wars) and applies modern day data center technologies. Brought to you by Data Center Reports.

When Aristotle first explained the concept of “hamartia” in Poetics, he probably didn’t know just how many hero and villain stories would be driven forward by fatal flaws in character, judgment or planning. The Star Wars saga is an epic tale that is powered by fatal flaws – yet we couldn’t help but wonder how things might have turned out had the Empire used a little of today’s security insights to better protect the superweapon better known as the Death Star.

This infographic design tells a good story with illustrations.  No big data sets to visualize, but a simple story that’s incredibly easy for the reader to understand.  The Star Wars comparison puts the different technologies into context for the reader.

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Reader Comments (3)

Wow , this image surely bring backs lots of childhood memories. Growing up with the whole star wars sequel , I have grown familiar with the devastating power of this super weapon, capable of destroying a whole planet with a single blow. For all those years watching the film , i never had any idea how Death star was design. This model answer a lot of those question. I feel urge of watching the movie over again.
December 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbaseball nets
Death Start Project Management response:

A. The shield system is too big and bulky to be anywhere but a neighboring planet.

B. the cooling system could not be self contained otherwise they would of made it so.

C. Battery technology in UPS could not possibly provide sufficient back up power, its took weak and too large, to be placed on a ship this size.

D. Bio-metrics is pointless on a ship full of clones.

E. The plans death star plans were encrypted with far superior methods then earthlinks pathetic protocols which can be easily broken.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentericez
D. Bio-metrics is pointless on a ship full of clones.


at the time the DEath Star was build only few clones still existed most of the army was of common men recruited on empire planets.

i agrre with the rest of your post
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
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