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(Other stories by Ken Milberg)
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"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
"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..."