In the belly of a feast

Despite my punny headline, you can’t eat anything at Visa’s biggest, most advanced data center. But if data about you matters to you, it’s worth a look inside the facility. I couldn’t write about everything I saw, and the company was circumspect about a lot of its information security procedures. Still, it was a feast for the eyes and the brain, walking through one of the modern economy’s centers, and seeing what it takes to keep it running smoothly. Visa argues that it is a technology company first and foremost; that story really isn’t about the data center but about the kinds of applications it develops. That will have to be another story.

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