There’s Billy Connolly sample which I’ve had on my PC for ages. To use it recently at Virtualization events Steve Lamb had to edit 3 rude works out of 12 seconds.
We want this, and that, We demand a share in that and most of that. Some of this and **** all of that Less of that and more of this and **** plenty of this. And another thing. I want it now. I want it yesterday, and I want more tomorrow. And the demands will all be changed then so ***** stay awake
We want this, and that, We demand a share in that and most of that. Some of this and **** all of that Less of that and more of this and **** plenty of this.
And another thing. I want it now. I want it yesterday, and I want more tomorrow. And the demands will all be changed then so ***** stay awake
Now… if I worked on the Virtual Machine Manager team, that might be how I viewed the demands of the rest of the company…. I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when they were setting out their plans in 2006/7
This kind of thing would merit a response with more swear words than a box-set of Billy Connolly: The SCVMM team said “OK”,(was there a lot of swearing first ?) And 13 months after shipping their 2007 version, the 2008 version Released To Manufacturing today (See Zane’s post here), It now manages Hyper-V and VMWare, and has added additional key features like Cluster support, Delegated Administration and resource optimization with “PRO” –I love the joined-upness of pro “Operations manager says it looks like this Machine needs to go off line, do you want to start moving VMs off it ?”
I don’t want to give the impression of belittling the work of the Hyper-V team; but in a sense the job of their product is to just blend into the infrastructure, to become invisible,become a given like file sharing. What’s going to matter to customers in 2 or 3 or 5 years is not what they use to do virtualization (Microsoft/VMware/Citrix/whoever) but how well they manage the whole environment where virtualization is in use, from Hardware to the Application in the Guest OS. In that sense SCVMM is the more important product. Virtualization is moving from the early-adopters to mainstream use but today the entrenched VMware customers I meet are – almost by definition - early adopters of virtualization. They’ve listened to stuff about Hyper-V and said yes it’s all very nice but we’ve got VMware, we know where we are with it, and don’t feel like making a strategic change just yet. Then they see SCVMM and before I can get into the business of “Now, you need this because …” their reaction is “We know why we we need it. When can we get it and how much does it cost”. Today (eval here) and less than you might expect.
<p>"And another thing. I want it now. </p>
<p>I want it yesterday, and I want more tomorrow."</p>
<p>Spot on description!</p>