back to article Servers as pets or cattle was 2012. Now it's McMansions or Hotels

Remember pets and cattle? CERN's 2012 metaphor to describe on-premises servers you name and care for lavishly versus virtualized cloud servers you never name, run in a herd and kill without a second's thought? Well the metaphor's evolved: VMware and Pivotal are now talking about "McMansions" and "hotels" to explain how they …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Server Names

    Yeah we do treat them like pets and kids.

    Thats why I named my son SVR-SQL-LON-01 and my dog SVR-PROXY-NYC-01.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The perils of thinking by metaphor

    The first time I heard the "Pets or Cattle" comment, my reaction was "How many farmers does this person actually know?".

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does that make Azure...

    The Gates Motel...?

    You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave

    1. quxinot

      Re: Does that make Azure...

      ^ Bates motel is probably more appropriate.

      Though I gave a thumbs up for the idea. :D

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