Funny Friday: Data Center Cartoon Caption Contest

Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, a cartoon that’s all about the data center, is partnering with Data Center Knowledge on a cartoon caption contest. We featured her work last month and Kip and Gary proved popular with our readers. Alber’s series on data center life includes over-filled racks, colored cabinets, data center mishaps, and communication problems between facilities and IT staff. Today, we present a video that provides a look at Diane’s process as she creates the cartoon, with a time-lapse view. Below is the final cartoon with the blank bubble – with the caption to be provided by you. We challenge our readers to submit a funny thought for the bubble. Send submissions to The winner will receive a signed print of the cartoon from the artist!

September Contest - Kip and Gary

Here's the completed Kip and Gary cartoon, awaiting your caption. Click the image for a larger version.

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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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  1. "Does airflow matter?" or "Maybe we should have gone with the 48 inch raised floor?"

  2. Wonder what coppoer is trading for on the spot market...

  3. This perforated tile placement strategy has gone waaay too far...

  4. Dan Thompson

    strange how overpowering these cravings for spaghetti are..

  5. Jason

    I'm sick of the Mother F*king snakes in this Mother F*king server room.

  6. Greg Marquez

    The boss called...he said, GET READY...I have another big client interested in leasing our space.

  7. Tommy

    I wonder if cables can be routed in "The Cloud"?

  8. Steve Wenk

    I think our dew point is set to high!, it looks like my yard full of worms on a heavy dew morning.

  9. Steve Wenk

    I think the Rack and Server sale went well, did you remember to back up the files?

  10. Mark Ferdi

    How long is the Cable Miner Union strike gonna last?!

  11. Nagesh DV

    Lot more room available for rack expansion.. no space for cabling !!

  12. "I guess redundant cabling was a bad idea" "I guess you can have too much air flow"

  13. Dennis Kniery

    "Something's just not right but I can't put my finger on it".

  14. Dennis Kniery

    "Gary, I don't think this is what they mean about the cloud."

  15. manoj

    Gary...I told you to employ security at our server room....somebody has stolen our racks!!!!

  16. Sam

    Our Idea of future expansion didn't worked Gary!!!!

  17. Shmany Pampeau

    walking around was getting to easy anyway.