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Making I.T. Big in Hollywood

HollywoodI choose to start the story now.  

[The following is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to the real world is purely accidental since we tried to remove any incriminating evidence before publication.]

 

EXT. SCENE - A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUDIO LOT

Security guard with a clipboard access list.  Dark tinted limo glides past.  Two NOBODIES squint in vain to see inside, then go into a low-slung glass and steel office building.

INT. SCENE - A CLUTTERED CONFERENCE ROOM

The NOBODIES join a pair of I.T. EXECS around a long table.  Surrounding whiteboards are covered with network diagrams, names of servers and lists of applications.  A projector hums and puts out a hot breeze.

FIRST IT EXEC:

(concerned)

We need to consolidate with our sister companies, and move everything into two new shared services data centers.

SECOND IT EXEC:

(more concerned)

But we don’t know what apps we have or who uses them.  And we can’t impact operations.  And we don’t quite trust our service provider.

Dramatic pause.  IT EXECS look to NOBODIES for an answer.  NOBODIES exchange a glance, and after some unspoken agreement, one opens his yap.

FIRST NOBODY:

(coolly)

I’ve seen this film before.  Heck, I’ve played a starring role in it.  Classic data center transformation plotline.  You need Riverbed.

FIRST IT EXEC:

(interrupting)

Hey, we already got Steelheads, how do you think we serve our sites around the world?

SECOND IT EXEC:

(re-interrupting)

Wait a minute, let the man speak.  I want to hear what he’s got in mind.

FIRST NOBODY walks to the whiteboard, looks for some open space, shrugs, and quickly erases half the drawings and lists.

FIRST IT EXEC:

(loudly)

Hey!  It took us months to work out that map of our infrastructure!  We’re ruined now!

FIRST NOBODY:

(calmly)

No worries, with our Riverbed Performance Management solutions, you can do instant discovery of applications and dependencies, and have a real time map in no time.  Then you have enough visibility to plan the migration, and accelerate the data transfer with your Steelheads as you go.  You might even use Stingray to redirect new connections, so no one gets a dropped connection or 404 error.

FIRST IT EXEC:

(excited now)

You said a mouthful, mister.  Where can a fella learn more about this brainy stuff?

SECOND NOBODY:

(with confidence)

Just don’t leave town, we’ll bring you the good stuff.  Or focus your peepers on our data center transformation solutions pages.  We got your back, buddy….

Everyone happy, nodding, and relieved.  Fade out of the conference room into a stunning Hollywood sunset over the Pacific Ocean. 

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