CAPTION CONTEST: DATA CENTER EVOLUTION

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Caption Contest: Data Center Evolution

Don't you just love to get the last word? Here's your chance to have that snark immortalized on a Network Computing cartoon, as the winner of our caption contest.

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We provide the cartoon. You write the caption.
We provide the cartoon. You write the caption.

Cartoonist John Klossner has penned an illustration just waiting for your witty subtitles. Start putting those clever minds to work, and submit your caption in the comments. One lucky winner will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card, and the runner-up will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. 

Our elite panel of judges will include Network Computing blogger and punster Amy Arnold, known and feared throughout social media for her scathing one-liners. We're also soliciting help from the community: Comment to tell us which submissions are your favorites, or vote for other members' posts by clicking on the "thumbs up" icon.

The contest closes Sept. 1. Click here for additional contest rules. We'll announce the winner in early September, and republish the cartoon with the victorious entry. Happy caption crafting!


Comments

Write a caption for our cartoon and you could win an Amazon g...

Who is going to be our first entry?

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There's a lot of inspiration here for creative minds. I'm really looking forward to seeing the caption entries!

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Bob's chargeback application is looking very promising.

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"And that explains our billing process here at Amazon AWS."

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These are great! It'd really interesting to see the different ways that people interpret the same image. And I also love the fact that the star of our illustration already has been named Bob :)

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Hmmmm, that should be enough memory to handle the full Internet routing table till about the middle of 2014!

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The new whitebox ethernet switch that Bob bought for the new data centre looks like something we used in the 'old days'. 

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Bob found the computer that built the first page on the Internet. 

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Wow, Greg is in good form tonight! Someone needs to step up and give him some competition.

I can think of a couple good angles, but unfortunately I can't play :(

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Well, I guess I should stop complaining when my expense reports take so long to get processed...

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Joe, that's a great one! I think perhaps that is where ALL our expense reports get processed. I wouldn't be surprised at all ;)

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They say everything is cyclical and we want to be ready for anything!

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Bob had a hard time when we removed the IBM tape drives from the datacenter. What started as a joke has taken an odd twist...

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Subnetwork, I know a few *real* people like that. Some of us just can't let go of the hardware ;)

Thanks for chiming in!

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What do you mean we need to upgrade? Our latency is out-standing! Only 10 seconds per I/O!!!

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Don't knock it: it's the only thing in the room that is 100% compliant with every law on the books.

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On the bright side, we only have to pay for one CAL.

Caption

I will try one:

Bob took the idea of "simplifying the data center" a little too literally.

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The Network Monitoring system is due for an upgrade. 

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Haha, those are better than mine! I like that his name is now Bob :)

Caption

Bob installs another rattle to keep the baby unicorns happy

Caption Contest
This is where Al Gore invented the internet.
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Booberry, nice one :) They must be at DARPA, where Al Gore went to day care, right?

Write a caption for our cartoon and you could win an Amazon g...

Looks like the IPv4 to IPv6 upgrade is going well.

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jeff6strings -- that probably looks disturbingly similar (or better than) the IPv6 migration in a lot of enterprise networks right now!

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Adding new colors to bitmapped computer.

Cartoon Caption

ZEN and the Art of Computer Maintenance.

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Ernie, nice literary reference! 

Submission

"We couldn't afford to update all of our legacy systems."

Submission Redux

"Sam is our COBOL engineer."

Submission III: The Revenge

"The vendor's latest security patch is a bit restrictive."

Caption Contest
Google started with a 'goo goo goo'.
Caption Contest
Isn't that cute, he's already networking.
Datacenter and Switch

Latest datacenter equipment and the counting frame are used for routing data.

Caption

"So this is what they mean by 'the human network'"

Caption:

"Bill is our data analytics specialist"

Caption

"I wanted you to see why I requested for our Server Technology Upgrade"

Caption:

This Disaster Recovery option will survive all power outages and requires very little maintenance!

Caption submission

Still experimenting with even larger block sizes!

Data Center Evolution caption

We seriously need to re-visit the RTO assumptions in our disaster recovery plan!

Caption Contest: Data Center Evolution
We'll never complete the Private Cloud initiative if we don't get more aggresive with our application retirement schedule.
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LOL, peterbl! Everyone has those "legacy apps" they just don't want to deal with, right?

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We upgrading our hardware to Legos.
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It this gets hacked, we're installing a slide rule.
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It's our cloud seeding operation.
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We got a new cage nut.
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We call him the Cisco Kid.
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He'll have his memory in a flash.
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He read Game Theory for Dummies.
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Too funny Booberry! You are really on a roll!

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