Everyone knows that zombies, the undead, eat brains. Fewer people know that zombies are every bit as hungry for data. Of course, it’s one thing to have an animated corpse attempting to gnaw on your grey matter — everyone is pretty much used to that. It’s an entirely different kettle of fish to have a zombie attempting to eat your servers. It gives a new meaning to the term “Red Hat Linux.”
Of course, there are those fanatical Linux administrators who would love to see a zombie make a data tartare out of a Windows 2008 server — and there are those Mac OS X administrators who would like to see an entire legion of zombies chow down upon the row after row of Windows PCs that they’d like to see replaced with MacBooks. VMware people would love to see not only Hyper-V servers torn asunder by the undead but there’s even the internecine struggle between the ESXi and ESX crowds. And the NASs and SANs — it just goes on forever.