Friday Funny: ‘Raised Floor’ Cartoon Caption Contest
July 27th, 2012 By: Colleen Miller
Time for our Friday Funny! Let’s celebrate the end of the week with a little humor.
Here’s how it works: We provide the cartoon (drawn by Diane Alber, our favorite data center cartoonist) and you, our readers, submit the captions. We then choose finalists and the readers vote for their favorite funniest suggestion. The winner will receive their caption in a signed print by Diane. Please visit Diane’s website Kip and Gary for more of her data center humor. Congrats to last time’s winner “DDay” who suggested “The ad said storage team needed,” for the Container cartoon.
Below is our “Raised Floor” cartoon for the Data Center Knowledge caption contest. Kip and Gary are getting in trouble again!
Diane writes: “It’s something you don’t think about very often, but there are some cases where the raised floor can’t take the weight load that you are putting in the cabinet. When you’re relocating cabinets and your floor buckles, sending all your IT equipment crashing to the floor … it’s not a good situation!” Add your caption in the comments.
To see our previous cartoons, visit the Humor section on Data Center Knowledge.
KristaPosted July 27th, 2012
“This is not my idea of consolidating server space.”
Brian LPosted July 27th, 2012
“Big data was more than we planned for”
Darrell RPosted July 27th, 2012
I think the on-call sysadmin will need help to get these servers back up.
ddayPosted July 27th, 2012
That’ll stop the complaining about high temperature errors
JeffPosted July 27th, 2012
There goes the bottom line…
dgPosted July 27th, 2012
The access floor vendor calls it an “extreme gravity pocket”
Talk about dropped packets…
Nate PetersonPosted July 27th, 2012
Man, those servers are Phat!
DamonPosted July 27th, 2012
So that’s where those extra pedestals go.
C PedPosted July 28th, 2012
Hey! The 42u blade enclosure does not go in this row !
JasonPosted July 28th, 2012
woot, long weekend
AJPosted July 28th, 2012
They wanted high density servers, that’s what they got.
Tyler BachmanPosted July 28th, 2012
It’s a sunk cost.
MJCPosted July 28th, 2012
The servers have gone down again…
WilliamPosted July 28th, 2012
You get what you pay for…
“And who says Big Data isn’t heavy!”
[...] Sorry I didn’t remind you of the voting last week, I was vacationing in San DiegoHere is the newest caption along with the winning caption from last week. This comic was actually inspired by someone who reached out to me on Linkedin. It’s something you don’t think about very often, but there are some cases where the raised floor can’t take the weight load that you are putting in the cabinet. When you’re relocating cabinets and your floor buckles, sending all your IT equipment crashing to the floor … it’s not a good situation! Here is another week of the caption contest! Hope you enjoy it! CLICK HERE to enter your caption [...]
LTPosted July 29th, 2012
There’s a black hole in the white space!
Tim GurskePosted July 29th, 2012
After Obama sunk the economy he started on the internet.
ScottPosted July 30th, 2012
I was going to look-up our raised floor load capacity, but someone made fresh coffee.
Mark NelsenPosted July 30th, 2012
The raised floor was rated to support the SAN until we started loading the data!
KaraPosted July 30th, 2012
Maybe it’s time to consider overhead cooling and ditch the raised floor…
FrankPosted July 30th, 2012
Well, I guess we can trade in those 4 nine’s for a deep-six.
I was told that these servers will have heavy usage, not heavy weight!!
Robert MusilowskiPosted July 31st, 2012
I guess we should have checked compatibility before the migration..
HolmesPosted July 31st, 2012
I think the termite colony’s penetration test worked!
DdayPosted July 31st, 2012
Good thing management saved $1,000 on the floor bracing
I think the system is under heavy loads again.
JakePosted August 1st, 2012
They said this new storage system would hold all my files!
Mel MorvilloPosted August 2nd, 2012
Oops! I meant pounds, not kilos!
R. ScottPosted August 2nd, 2012
I tried to tell you there was a limit on how many files we could save.
JeffPosted August 2nd, 2012
They warned me about the increase in compute density…
BillPosted August 2nd, 2012
I thought additional servers improved load balancing.
TomPosted August 7th, 2012
Doh! I forgot to leave my coffee outside. Man, some days I’m so forgetful….hmm wonder what else I forgot?
Unlike the Curiosity landing, “Seven minutes of terror” is realized on Earth.
KenPosted October 27th, 2012
“I guess some deletions are in order…”