Ticketmaster Network Guy Sings 'The Public Cloud Song' – Really

Mitch Wagner
3/30/2018
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LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit -- Network engineers are often also musicians, says Ticketmaster Principal Architect Francis Arigo, opening his keynote address by literally singing a song, accompanying himself on the guitar.

"I've been a network engineer for a number of years. One thing I've noticed is how many network engineers are also musicians," Arigo said Thursday.

The reason, he thinks: Timing is critical to both networks and music. "The reason that network engineers are often good engineers is because we've been subnetting all our lives," he said.

And then he launched into song: "The Public Cloud Song," sung to the tune of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car."

Unfortunately, we don't have a recording. But here's what it looked like:

And here's a wide-angle shot, showing the lyrics.


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"That was the theme song at Ticketmaster when we started our journey to hybrid cloud," Arigo said. The company initially hoped to shutter its data centers and go to public cloud. But that proved impractical. For more on that, see: Ticketmaster: 'Self-Inflicted DDoS' Is Our Business.

Arigo's song reminds us of this thing that happened at a recent Dell EMC World: Dude Plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Weird Homemade Marimba at Dell EMC World

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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4/15/2018 | 5:04:18 PM
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I would like to see the data on that as well. I hope there are large numbers of musician-engineers. We know music is good for the brain during childhood development and beyond.
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kq4ym,
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4/15/2018 | 4:04:43 PM
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I wonder how true it is tha engineers are slso musicians, I would suspect that may very well be true of many professions where folks tend to be proficient at what they do. As a former music teacher, I know that only a small percentage of students end up a professional musicians but a lot of them end up in the professional world in other lines of work.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/4/2018 | 7:19:27 PM
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@Michelle: Someone likes to complain. ;)

Of course it's not, but there is no video. If I had wheels, I'd be a wagon.

Maybe we could write our own public-cloud song. (That'd show them!)
Michelle
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Michelle,
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3/31/2018 | 10:40:38 PM
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Of course I could, but you know that's not the same as seeing the video.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/31/2018 | 10:13:33 PM
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@Mitch: Maybe LR can get him to perform it again in a video interview... ;)
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/31/2018 | 10:12:55 PM
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@Michelle: At least with the lyrics posted and knowing what song it's to the tune of, you can pretty much figure out how it goes.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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3/30/2018 | 7:22:08 PM
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I'm disappointed too. Wish I had been recording. 
Michelle
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Michelle,
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3/30/2018 | 1:34:22 PM
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I am disappointed you didn't have the recording of the cloud song. It's the only reason I clicked the headline. I tried to find it elsewhere online - no luck.
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