Friday Funny: Cartoon Caption Contest

Happy Friday! Time for a little workplace humor before we head out of the office for an early summer weekend.

Congratulations to Dale Stout who won the previous cartoon contest suggesting a caption for our Modular cartoon with “We opened a branch office in the cloud.”

Below is another cartoon for our caption contest where we provide the cartoon by Diane Alber, our data center cartoonist who draws Kip and Gary, and you, our readers, can submit the caption. We will then choose three finalists and the readers will have a chance to vote for their favorite suggestion. The winner will receive their caption in a signed print by Diane.

About this week’s cartoon, Diane explains it this way: “It seems like every time I tour a data center, the cabinets keep getting bigger and bigger. So in this comic, Kip and Gary get a random cabinet that goes all the way to the ceiling. I’m not sure what they are going to do with it.”

Tall CabinetClick to enlarge cartoon.

To see our previous cartoons, visit the Humor section on Data Center Knowledge.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. "At least we now have room for EoL 6500 Catalyst Equipment - To Nexus and Beyond!"

  2. I wish racks were like Facebook's stock, shrinking everyday!

  3. "That must be Donald Trump's rack"

  4. Hey KIP - Did you push the button? Maybe we should take the stairs I don't hear the elevator moving.

  5. Oh great, now the other servers will have cabinet envy.

  6. data

    You were saying about how our datacenter would scale?

  7. If that gets any taller we're going to end up with CRACs in the ceiling.

  8. "Well... they did tell us this new containment system would send energy savings through the roof"

  9. dday

    I guess I should have used the metric to inch conversion chart before ordering

  10. William

    When can get the bigwigs to spend time in here learning about how these rooms really work instead of going to conferences and being hornswoggled with these hare-brained ideas.

  11. William

    We can't get air to the top of a 7' cabinet--what are we suppose to do with this.

  12. Dale Stout

    Some guy named Hal ordered it in 2001.

  13. dday

    Overcompensating for something are we?

  14. BradmanGA

    These cabinets go to 11...

  15. KP

    The sales guy told the cio we needed a big cabinet for our "big data" project.

  16. So I guess the Occupational Safety and Health guys won't be inspecting this aisle.

  17. CG

    ... and this rack houses our 'male-enhancement' spam servers.

  18. Yep, we're hosting , how did you know ?

  19. Mike S

    The uplink to the cloud is faster with these.

  20. StevieG

    Hmm now I think I understand why they put that no drinks sign on the door but what exactly was in your tea last week that you spilled?

  21. Dale Stout

    The bigger they come, the harder they crash.

  22. Michael Gray

    Since we spend so much time here after hours we descided to put in a cabinet with a used verticle sleeping bag from the space shuttle.

  23. Pentaxis

    "Apparently Ron Jeremy is now housing some "infrastructure" with us."

  24. David

    Is it me or do we have the underfloor pressure a little high in this room?

  25. Ben

    I knew we shouldn't have bought the Pfizer Servers

  26. Joe Macaluso

    I think I need a bigger box!

  27. Joe Macaluso

    And here is where we will house our cloud computing servers.............

  28. Randy

    But did they have to put the KVM at the top too?

  29. Randy

    They said it was easier to meet the seismic requirements since it's floor and ceiling mounted.

  30. RLO


  31. Greg Marquez

    we are moving towards cloud computing!

  32. dday

    So we landed the Trump deal

  33. Jeff Wombold think we need a navigation light on the top??

  34. Andy Bradley

    When I said we needed a 'sealing' on rack height, did you fully understand what I meant by that

  35. Andy Bradley

    KIP - lets play a game, "what different in this room" - I will go first

  36. Andy Bradley

    There's something just not right in this room, but I can't put my finger on it

  37. Robert

    its a virtually, a cloud cabinet!

  38. Niklas Lindqvist

    When they talked about Big Data I didn´t expect this

  39. And here we have IBM's newest AS400 server...

  40. Some customers need higher-level processing.

  41. Marcus

    All right! Finally, the refrigerator arrived!

  42. BobD

    it is more efficient - it prevents hot air recirculation from the hot aisle

  43. Aaron N

    These 2 cabinets hold data regarding porn stars