The Bandwidth Fairy is the preferred method for high volume data transfer of Project Managers, VMware admins, and Developers who assume that bandwidth is infinite and latency is zero.
Especially when the WAN circuit between two sites is less than two megs and already heavily congested and there is no budget for expensive WAN upgrades.
They believe that the Bandwidth Fairy will come along and wave his magic wand and all packets are magically transported from one site to another. The Bandwidth Fairy is, of course, the sister of the Tooth Fairy, except the network admin takes care of the packets.
DEV: we need to snapmirror 600gb/day from city A to city B.
ME: you’ll need min. 2xDS3, what’s your budget?
ME: *facepalm*. I guess you thought the Bandwidth Fairy was going to take care of it
Credit : Brian Landers at http://www.packetslave.com/ on his twitter feed.