The analogy of Pets vs Cattle has become one of the core concepts of a DevOps service model. The idea was first introduced by Bill Baker, a distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, in his presentation “Scaling SQL Server 2012” and later popularized by Gavin McCance talking about the OpenStack cloud at CERN. The difference between Cattle and Pets is how vital each individual is to you. To pull from Randy Bias’ post on the history of this analogy:



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