The recent speculations surrounding Marvin has now hit The Register (to bad they don’t link this way, but I guess thats how it is) as well, but one piece is still missing, arguably the most important one. We all know that the most important piece of something like this is it’s name, or acronym, not it’s technical merit…
There has been a few attempts at guessing what Marvin is an acronym for, and here are some good ones from Twitter:
@alaricdavies @ROIdude @alaricdavies Made-up Architecture Reference Virtual Infrastructure Node? #marvin— Jane Rimmer (@Rimmergram) June 10, 2014
.@ROIdude @Rimmergram MARVIN = Something Something Reference Virtual Infrastructure Node? #vmware #marvin— Alaric Davies (@alaricdavies) June 10, 2014
As well as Modular ARray of Virtualization Infrastructure Nodes by Kevin Kelling.
How about this one: Modular Automated Rackable Virtual Infrastructure Node?
— Marvin, the Paranoid Android
Update January 12th 2021: #
The Acronym was in fact Modular Automated Rackable Virtual Infrastructure Node. So my speculation was actually spot on, and it was indeed an acronym as suspected at the time.
It’s good to have that sorted over 6 years later, isn’t it? You know, for historical accuracy and all that.
Actually, it was: Modular Automated Rackable Virtual Infrastructe Node...— Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) January 12, 2021
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