- “A fool with a tool is still a fool.”,
- “IT is simple but it’s difficult to make IT simple.”,
- “Virtualization is NOT a management solution: it can only simplify management.”,
- “Golden rule of server management: only apply changes after a reboot.”,
- “It is cost effective to automate repetitive tasks; it is expensive and complicated to automate everything.”,
- “Nothing is permanent, except for temporary solutions.”,
- “Installing a new environment is easy. Making it capable of change is the tricky part.”,
- “Real men don’t click.”,
- “Assumption is the mother of all f**k-ups… and not checking afterwards is the mother-in-law…”,
- “IT marketing is more hyped than next season’s fashions colors and the MTV awards combined.”
And the last one, my prefered, which was given in one of the many comments:
- “You can have it done fast, good or cheap. Pick two!”
Also known as the Triangle Project. It is a graphic aid where the three attributes show on the corners of the triangle to show opposition.
We can interpret the triangle as follow:
- Good + Fast = Expensive
- Good + Cheap = Slow
- Fast + Cheap = Inferior
I wanted to apply the idea to VMware vSphere 4.0 and Microsoft Hyper-V R2 to see what comes out of this holy triangle.
Because VMware vSphere 4.0 is definitely not a cheap product, far from free, it is then GOOD and FAST, right! On the other hand Microsoft claims it, they are cheap, cheaper than cheap, that is FREE, so I put a mark in the CHEAP column. Next pick, what do you think? is Hyper-V GOOD or is it FAST? personally I think it is FAST!
So following this diagram and the interpretation we can make from it, Microsoft Hyper-V R2 is an inferior product whilst VMware vSphere 4.0 is expensive one. Of course these are my thoughts, you are free to have your own and comments are welcome 🙂