Many times I have encountered Prestik, Scotch tape and barbed wire data centres. The reason that they are called this is because it seems these are the only tools the techies have to keep things up and running. And you know it is one, because you can visually recognize the dirt, spaghetti and graffiti around the place. The management denies any request for anything else but then still expects a quality service. The reason seems to be to satisfy budget constraints and operational service delivery in the data centre seems to be low on the list of priorities. The result is obvious, major incidents that will result in large productivity and even financial damage to the companies involved.Read about Prestik, Scotch tape and barbed wire data centres on LinkedIn here.