Mr T Is the “T” in I.T.

they existed as isolated islands of data center insanity…

Of course they did. I like to think that this video was directed by Terry Gilliam’s third cousin twice removed after drinking a case of cough syrup and calling in a big blackmailish favor from the one and only Mr. T.

But of course the truth is much more mundane, and Wikipedia has the deets:

Mr. T did a video campaign for Hitachi’s Data Systems that was created and posted on consumer video sites including YouTube and Yahoo! Video. According to Steven Zivanic, senior director and corporate communications of HDS, this campaign has not only helped the firm in its own area, but it has given the data storage firm a broader audience.

There will be a quiz later on where virtualization belongs. So pay very close attention. Holy crap.