Symantec Unveils Plans for Lunar Data Centre

READING, UK. – April 1, 2010 – Symantec Corp. has today announced the purchase of two acres of land on the Earth’s moon as the build site for its new state-of-the-art ‘Data Centre of the Future’.

“Symantec has a long history of preventing data from disappearing into black holes. This move is the culmination of a vision to move Symantec from Cyberspace to real space” said Buzz Norton, a spokesperson from Symantec. “This project may be one small step for Symantec, but one giant leap for the next generation of data centres.”

The new facility will benefit from the latest green technologies for power and cooling, taking advantage of the moon’s lack of air and freezing temperatures to keep the data centre cool and utilising solar light to power the centre. “This data centre will be the greenest (or in moon parlance, the whitest) in the galaxy and will run without an earthly carbon footprint” said a sustainability expert too embarrassed to be named.

The lunar data centre will benefit from the next generation of security protection since it will be built out of reach of earth-bound elements and threats. It will communicate with earth via secure wireless transmissions. Buzz Norton concludes: “This level of security will totally ‘eclipse’ anything we’ve seen before.”

Forward-looking Statements: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products are clearly fictional and should be considered a joke. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and obviously will not be implemented in the foreseeable future, if ever, and should not be considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

Photo by Flickr user penguinbush, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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9 Responses to “Symantec Unveils Plans for Lunar Data Centre”

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  2. Rob on April 1st, 2010

    Who owns the moon? To who has this payment been made?

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  4. sameer mahajan on April 1st, 2010

    is april 1 just a coincidence for this announcement :)

  5. Sarah Moorhead on April 1st, 2010

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha That was brilliant!! Proves corporate America has a sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh.

  6. Neil Jr. on April 1st, 2010

    Where do I submit my resume to be a field technician at the new data center?

  7. Venkkatesh Selvam on April 2nd, 2010

    Way to go Symantec……..

  8. Delroy on April 12th, 2010

    Is this for real or is this fictional ??

  9. Dan on April 12th, 2010

    Hi Delroy,

    April Fools!

    Dan

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