Friday Funny: Green Lighting in the Data Center

It’s Friday and we’re ready for some humor. So let’s get to our Data Center Knowledge caption contest, with a new cartoon drawn by Diane Alber, our favorite data center cartoonist!

This week we present “Green Lighting.” Diane writes: “I just went to tour an amazing lighting center and they talked about they had a very large focus on green lighting by using LEDs and other light fixtures. So I thought Kip and Gary would take this “green lighting” thing to a new level.” Enter your caption suggestion below. Please visit Diane’s website Kip and Gary for more of her data center humor.

Green lighting.

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The caption contest works like this: We provide the cartoon and you, our readers, submit the captions. We then choose finalists and the readers vote for their favorite funniest suggestion.

The winner will receive his or her caption in a signed print by Diane. Also, we must announce the winner of the previous cartoon, Joe, who submitted, “LEED Platinum here we come!” for May Flowers.

For the previous cartoons on DCK, see our Humor Channel.

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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. Now our servers are running under green power

  2. Darrell R

    If performance is bad they turn yellow. If we're in an outage they turn red. The Klaxxon installer will be here next week.

  3. Um...that's not exactly what I meant by green lighting.

  4. Renato

    Gary, I can hardly wait for the green servers to arrive!

  5. Steve

    All your base are belong to us...

  6. michael

    These green lights will keep out OS bug free.

  7. The LED Lights were too expensive so Marketing sent us these.

  8. Rick

    It makes you go blind, but the government taxes all the other colors to the hilt.

  9. Sales and marketing have been telling our clients we have a green data center so now we have to install these to avoid a law suit.

  10. Tim Gurske

    "You can't yell at me for my coffee cup because you have one too."

  11. The salesman told me they'll improve our PUE by 10%

  12. Jim Leach

    What do you think, Gary? After we install these new lights in the data center, should we "love it or list it?"

  13. Hiroshi Seo

    Green lights will help photosynthesis in servers.

  14. Randy Kammerer

    Resistance is "FUTILE"

  15. Dday

    I know,I know, but the company is called Soylent Green how cool is that