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.
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 …