Cattle vs. Pets is a description of two ways of treating infrastructure. Pets are fed, nurtured and given names ultimately resulting in unique servers that become hard to maintain. Cattle, on the other hand, are numbers on a sheet when they don't function they are disposed of.

Cattle vs. Pets is a description of two ways of treating infrastructure. Pets are fed, nurtured and given names ultimately resulting in unique servers that become hard to maintain. Cattle, on the other hand, are numbers on a sheet when they don't function they are disposed of.