Is Your Ops Staff Playing Halo 3?

I’m shocked, SHOCKED to hear rumors that IT staffers may be playing video games in the data center! I sure hope they’re being discreet about this, so word doesn’t get out. What’s that? … they’re posting pictures on the INTERNET!?!

Yes, the staff at opus:interactive, a hosting and colocation provider in Portland, Oregon, celebrated the launch of Halo 3 by setting up three large LCD projector screens in the company data center and firing up the Xbox 360s for an extended session of digital mayhem. Then they blogged about it and posted video on YouTube. I’m sure this mischief was terminated once Chief of Operations Jason Nuss found out about it … wait, no … it looks like that’s Jason there in the middle of the photo. Jason’s quoted on the blog: “Stealing the flag was only half the battle as we waged efforts against our own o:i brethren. We sharpened our skills on the iron blades of our foes and screamed beautiful obscenities towards a sea of enemies, while demolishing their skulls with Gravity Hammers.”

The blog also documents caffeine loading via Pepsi and Coca-Cola. What, no Mountain Dew Gamer Fuel?

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

One Comment

  1. Ha! LOL... The Halo 3 battle was sweet but it was not IN our data center. We consider our entire facility a data center but if you think we are going to set up a gaming session IN with our managed servers, well, that's just crazy. This was in our lounge in a seperate part of the building. This was just another fun culture building activity for the team. I do have to agree though, Mountain Dew should have received an honorable mention since it was present. Thanks for the write up. Peace. --jason