Friday Funny: Data Center Cartoonist

Click the cartoon for a larger version (Credit: Diane Alber)

Is there humor in the data center? Diane Alber thinks so. She’s an Arizona artist who has created Kip and Gary, a cartoon that’s all about the data center. Alber’s cartoons have featured over-filled racks, colored cabinets, data center mishaps, and communication problems between facilities and IT staff. Kip and Gary have also been featured in a Data Center Calendar offered by Communications Supply Corp. (free with registration).

“Drawing has been my passion since the day I received my first box of Crayola 8 crayons,” says Alber. “I saw an opportunity to incorporate my art talent with technology and I couldn’t help but take it.”

Got any ideas for a data center cartoon? Alber says she is always looking for cartoon topics, and welcomes ideas from Data Center Knowledge readers.

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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.

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