Greg Ferro from EtherealMind comments:
When you are enter a discussion about Cloud Computing with legacy IT people, you often (always) tell the story of handling IT infrastructure with the “Cattle vs Kittens”. The story highlights the difference of ITIL managed services vs Cloud Service and how cloud applications are managed.
The Cattle vs. Pets argument it hotly debated when it comes to the cloud. Proponents of the cattle methodology want people to stop cherishing their devices. Maybe liking them to kittens will help.