Here’s a closer look at the “Virtual Network Operations Center,” a
Second Life demo of IBM’s technology for creating virtual worlds that
provide real-time monitoring of a distributed network of data centers.
It provides a 3D model of your actual racks and servers, along with
multiple screens presenting information about the status of your data
center. There’s also a lounge where your sysadmin avatars can take a
break. So do the virtual sysadmins work while their real-life
counterparts relax? Or is it the other way around?