Joe and I are bring another two servers online this week, and we have to name them. We have a convention: we name them after cities. We have Athens, Tokyo, Cairo, London, and Auckland, so far. These new ones will be Paris and Rome.
I worked at a company once where the servers were named after Warner Bros. cartoon characters: Bugs, Daffy, Porky, MJ Frog…others I can’t remember. (But there are people who comment on this blog who might remember more. You all know who you are…)
At bigger companies, server naming gets boring — usually some combination of letters and numbers denoting their location, among other information.
Someday we’ll be big enough to be that boring. But, in the face of that tedium, does anyone have any other examples of excellent server naming conventions?