Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


“vSphere 5 provides the resource pooling, it’s what allows you to take all of your server, storage and network resources and turn those into essentially a giant automated computer.”

Paul Maritz, VMware CEO explaining what the new vSphere 5 virtualization technology is all about (ServerWatch)


“While there is much hype around the phrase of ‘cloud’, it is certainly more than hype. This is not a fad, it’s a transformative trend in IT that is fundamentally changing the way that IT infrastructure is designed, built, delivered and consumed.”

Sameer Dholakia, GM, Citrix Cloud Platforms product group explaining why his company is buying (Datamation)


“We’re only at 1 percent of what is possible. Google’s just getting started, and that’s why I’m here.”

Larry Page on Google’s second quarter earnings call (allThingsD)

“Without knowing what’s connecting to a network at a given point in time, it’s very easy for rogue hardware devices or bandwidth consuming software to be placed on the network without any administrative knowledge.”

Sendhil Jayachandran, senior product manager at Dell KACE, talking about the need for network monitoring and management (ServerWatch)

“I think I said -rc6 might be the last -rc. I lied.”

Linus Torvalds commenting on the Linux 3.0 rc6 release (LKML)




Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of, the network for technology professionals.

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