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I am Val Glinskiy, network engineer specializing in data center networks. TIME magazine selected me as Person of the Year in 2006.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cattle vs Pets rant

Ok, by now pretty much everybody in IT knows about cattle and pets meme. Your IT infrastructure should be disposable cattle and not precious pets. While I agree that IT infrastructure should be disposable, I have a problem with this specific choice of words. Only people who never set foot in a cattle ranch can say that. Any farm roaming bovine actually brings money, so treating one dead cow like it's nothing to worry about is going to cost you. One sick cow must get as much, if not more, attention than pet cat or your entire operations can be in jeopardy.
Let's come up with different analogy.