IT Pet Peeves

Network Computing has an interesting article that shows the results of a recent poll on IT Pet Peeves.  In other words, what do vendors do that really ticks off folks running IT shops?  It's pretty eye opening.  One set of results really hit home from my time working in marketing at Cassatt.  The section on marketing asked about the buzzwords that people most hate.  The two most hated buzzwords are Service Oriented Architectures and Virtualization!

With respect to Virtualization, 26 percent said they'd like to punch the next salesperson who mentions it.  Now that's love!  Of course this reaction has little to do with Cassatt (in fact what they're doing is surely more real that most products that use that buzzword). 

I'm starting to get more involved with Virtualization-related work here at Sun and it's cool to be back in that space.  Sun's agenda around Xen and Solaris Containers (along with really cool stuff in hardware coming soon) is really heating up.  Update Connection can already update Xen virtual machines, and Solaris Container support is coming soon.  Also, SunMC comes with great facilities for managing Containers.  Stay tuned for more.

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