Punked in the Data Center
How would you react if a visitor to your data center took out a pair of scissors and cut through an Ethernet cable? Even better: How would your company’s director of engineering react? The folks at Isilon Systems teamed with magician Scott Tokar to have some sport with Kiran Bhageshpur, Isilon’s director of engineering, who thinks he’s making a video promoting network attached storage. Watch this video for the drama and then check out the explanation of how the trick was executed. This video runs about 2 minutes, 20 seconds.
john doePosted March 1st, 2010
LOL…that was awesome
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Ken BakerPosted March 1st, 2010
The video says go to the website, click on the “i” in the lower right hand side of the site, and you will be told how the trick is done. Great! Only there is no “i” to click on. Extremely poor marketing execution.
HmPosted March 1st, 2010
Really ugly unmanageable cabling in that DC.
It’s 11:39PM CST (GMT -6), and the little ‘i’ is there. Running Google Chrome 32-bit in Ubuntu 9.10.
DaveGPosted March 2nd, 2010
As the owner of that datacenter, I must include a disclaimer, it’s an engineering lab not a production datacenter, hence the cable mess. Which in practice is quite manageable considering cables are re-run constantly. And the colors signify length of cable.