Cable Labeling! Let’s Party!

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How do staffers from a large hosting company unwind? A recent Thursday night found the staff at SoftLayer participating in an unusual group activity: a cable labeling party. Managers, developers and staffers from the sales, accounting and marketing departments got together after hours to sort and label all the cabling for the company’s new Seattle data center expansion. Mary Hall has more at the Inner Layer.

SoftLayer Cable Labeling Party

It’s an innovative approach, but perhaps more productive than other recent data center team building strategies, like playing Halo 3. And there were no reports of anyone trying to label cables using the Gravity Hammer. One thing’s for sure: data center culture is never boring!

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.