Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created.
One of the most crucial pieces of any UNIX-like operating system is the init daemon process. In Linux, this process is started by the kernel, and it's the first userspace process to spawn and the last one to die during shutdown.
The software-defined data center should be a call to all entrepreneurs focused on enterprise infrastructure that the past does not predict the future, but it can be undone by it. And the past was great. It was great for entrepreneurs and VCs.