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This article was published on July 13, 2015

Google apparently wants to turn your old server rooms into karaoke bars

Google apparently wants to turn your old server rooms into karaoke bars
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The move to cloud apps and storage can bring a ton of benefits for businesses abandoning their on-site solutions, but there’s one big downside that often goes unnoticed: what will you ever do with all those empty server rooms?

Google apparently feels guilty for its role here, so it’s gone ahead and proposed a few designs on its Google for Work blog you can use to redecorate those dark windowless rooms.

For example, maybe you’re on a diet, so why not turn them into a hipster salad bar?

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The scarecrow will come in handy for all those indoor birds

But then again, diet alone isn’t enough for a healthy lifestyle, so perhaps you’d prefer a room where you can play basketball, lift weights, rock climb, practice your archery and swim with a rubber ducky all at once.

The Mario Galaxy-style set up on the left looks like a particularly good workout
The anti-gravity setup on the left looks like a particularly good workout

Personally though, I’m partial to Server Room Karaoke:

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Can’t forget the strip pole

Google teamed up with interior design firm PDM International to come up with the makeovers (seriously).

No, it’s not April Fools’, but I guess its a quiet Monday for us too.

Server rooms: totally eclipsed by the cloud [Official Google for Work Blog]

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