I really enjoy your editorials and I read as much and as often as I can.
I’m a developer, but I unofficially serve as my group’s DBA – like many people we have DBAs who handle backups, and not much else.
About your writing in the first paragraph this morning.
Great topic, great idea. Overall you write better than I do, don’t let little mistakes give a bad impression. Sometimes it sounds ESL – which I’m sure is due to transcription errors.
First paragraph from your email at 12:49 AM Eastern:
"I have a few friends that are working *1 virtualize almost their entire computer infrastructures. They work in large and small companies, but there is a constant push to avoid the bare metal installation of any operating system onto physical hardware, making every Windows or Unix machine a virtual machine on top of a hypervisor. I was surprised to hear that companies were being to *2 aggressive, but the cost benefits can be huge, and when virtualization is done in a smart way, performance doesn't suffer."
I assume that:
*1 = "to"
*2 should have been "so" instead of "to" (or perhaps "too")
Thanks again for the great content and keep up the great work!