Posts Tagged ‘humor’


Video: Understanding the GoGrid Ad Running on CNET’s Buzz Out Loud Podcast

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 by

Who says that Marketing can’t be fun! Last month, we decided to sponsor CNETs Buzz Out Loud podcast “of indeterminate length” and set out to create a simple video promotion that would run within the podcast. After the sponsorship ad had been running for a week or so and us monitoring the progress, we noticed a funny trend. It actually had a following and had pointed out a “theme”. To that end, we put our creative hats on and decided to simply run with it and produced a follow-up video.


Instead of trying to write about the evolution of the ad, I decided to put together a quick video that explains it all:

For the creation of this ad, we did everything in-house. We would love to get some comments on this! And share it with others.

And there is more to come so be sure to stay tuned…

Santa “Cloud” or How Cloud Computing Saved Christmas

Monday, December 15th, 2008 by

santa-cloud Okay, let’s face it. I know at least one Enterprise organization that has migrated their traditional infrastructure to one based on Cloud Computing. That would be The North Pole. Their CEO is none other than Santa Claus (Saint Nicolas, Kris Kringle & Father Christmas are some of the other aliases he goes by). He runs an incredibly efficient organization with Mrs. Claus as CFO and the Head Elf as CIO. They have a very predictable business cycle, which includes global, year-round information gathering and management that catalogs the “naughty” and “nice” people world-wide coupled with a robust transportation and distribution system active only one day annually. How is this all accomplished so efficiently year after year?

I recently spent some time with Santa and had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his organization. Below is a transcript of our discussion:

Me: Hello Mr. Claus.

Santa: Ho ho, please call me Kris.

Me: Ok Kris. Thanks for spending some time with me today and granting me some insight into your traditionally “closed” organization.

Santa: But of course. Transparency seems to be quite important nowadays. Obviously I can’t disclose all of my secrets; that would take away my magic!

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Squashing Virtualization Bugs – The Dogbert Way

Friday, February 15th, 2008 by

The Dilbert cartoon continues its virtualization theme and the topic is a new “creative” way to ensure that you don’t have any bugs!


Obviously the GoGrid team doesn’t subscribe to this methodology, only to the cartoon.

Virtualization "Solutions" as defined by Dogbert

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 by

Scott Adams continues his Virtualization story, now with Dogbert as the virtualization “consultant.”


I’m glad the monkeys aren’t on the GoGrid team!

Dilbert Does Virtualization

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 by

From today’s Dilbert cartoon (published on 2/12/08):


Will Dilbert be able to save the day? Our software engineers already have! Obviously, Dilbert hasn’t heard of GoGrid where you can deploy virtualized servers within minutes! I sure hope that Scott Adams builds this theme out. It might prove to be interesting.