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All facilities have independent supplies in all areas as well as a climate system independent of the outside world. The…

swisscows, data center, IT, infrastructure, internet, CH, diagram

All facilities have independent supplies in all areas as well as a climate system independent of the outside world. The construction is resistant to any military or civilian threat. The access control is very restrictive. Various areas are only accessible to selected employees. The 24-hour operation is constantly monitored by a double-guided OperationCenter. All operating processes are subject to the dual control principle.

Multi-level protection measures in the area of network and IT reduce every conceivable risk to the absolute minimum. All sites have constant video and fire monitoring. Two facilities are connected by a dedicated fiber link. The SWISS FORT KNOX is operated by SIAG Secure Infostore AG, which is certified according to ISO27001. The concept represents a huge investment volume and is considered the safest data center in Europe.

(via https://swisscows.com/en/datacenter )

I drew the above diagram in my notebook last November, a double allusion. The first is the epigram, "Work as if you live in…

metafoundry, Deb Chachra, the jackpot, better civilization, early days, diagram, 2020

I drew the above diagram in my notebook last November, a double allusion. The first is the epigram, “Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation,” which is generally attributed to the Scottish writer and artist, Alasdair Gray. On digging a little deeper into its provenance, I was startled to learn that the line is borrowed from a poet—and not just any poet, but the much-beloved poet laureate of my Canadian childhood, Dennis Lee, author of Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight. The quotation is from Lee’s poem “Civil Elegies”, and the second pleasant surprise was the wording in the original, which I much prefer [the emphasis here is mine]: “…the early days of a better civilization.”

The second allusion is to William Gibson’s concept of ’the jackpot’, introduced in his 2014 novel The Peripheral and which continues as the backdrop in his 2020 novel, Agency. It’s a multi-causal, distributed, decentralized apocalypse, comprising climate change, pollution, the emergence of drug-resistance diseases and, of course, pandemics. It’s not clear we’re in its early days—in Gibson’s conception, we are a century into a multi-century event. It’s just that it’s taken us this long to realize it.

So. Greetings from the jackpot, and the early days of a better civilization.

(via Deb Chachra, in Metafoundry 73 )

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Version 2.0 is the overarching, comprehensive framework and conceptual…

DoDAF, abstraction, diagram, process, DoD, architecture

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Version 2.0 is the overarching, comprehensive framework and conceptual model enabling the development of architectures…

“Take some time with that graphic. After a while you realize that this image could be used anywhere in any paper or presentation and make perfect sense. This is a graphic that defines a way of describing anything that has ever existed and everything that has ever happened, in any situation. The United States Military is operating at a conceptual level beyond every other school of thought except perhaps academic philosophy, because it has a much larger budget.”

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