Halloween Horrors: Real-Life Scary Stories from the Data Center and Beyond

The end of October means it’s time to start carving pumpkins and picking the perfect Halloween costume. This is also a good time to scare yourself silly with horror stories from your data center.

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The end user’s ghost haunts us all with innocent mishaps this Hallows Eve. From security oversights to trying to troubleshoot their own issues or accidentally breaking equipment with an unfortunate potion of liquids and electricity, IT pros have seen it all. With the spookiest day of the year approaching, SolarWinds polled its THWACK® community to see what real-life scary stories community members could share from the data center and beyond.

IT professionals have only one hope for a less frightening holiday next year—end-user education. The more prepared users are when it comes to safety and security practices, the less technology professionals will be haunted in the months to come.

Here are the six scariest, most goose bump-inducing stories SolarWinds heard from its THWACK community members.

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