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Oct 19, 2006, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Milberg)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"The data center has evolved much over the past 20 years. Dinosaurs once ruled in the form of mainframes. Mini-computers starting replacing them, and then came open systems in the form of Unix. Eventually Windows-on-Intel servers started to rule, with servers actually moving out of the data center entirely in some cases.

"When people realized how expensive and difficult it was to maintain and support that kind of decentralized environment, we came full circle back to the data center and, inspired by mainframe technology, we started scaling vertically again..."

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