I am about to get on a plane going home. There were a bunch of my data center friends who I was hoping to see this trip, but many were too busy to make time to get to the Open Compute Summit. Starting the week, I texted one friend who I expected to be NC, but was in the bay area. Let’s have a beer. “I am too busy” ok. Then at Open Compute I heard another data center friend is flying in from Texas. Send a text "you here?” No, but I will be tomorrow. “let’s have a beer.” sign me up. Ping another friend who makes the commute from Seattle to SJC on a regular basis. “you here?” I get on a plane today I’ll be there tonight. Awesome now have 5 of us who haven’t connected.
Next day, think of another friend who might not be traveling. He can come and he is bringing another friend from Seattle. Texas friend shows up with a fellow data center guy.
Total we had nine of some of the smartest guys in the data center industry. People who don’t necessarily get on stage. The guys who do the work and know what is the B.S. and marketing hype.
What comes to mind is “Old Guys Rule"
These are great words to describe the guys. People who have worked hard and the dividends are paying off as they rise in responsibility.
Can you think of a data center friend who belongs to the “Old Guys Rule” club? Take the time to try and get together. Data Center friends who have perspective is invaluable.