Hardware-as-a-Service

March 9, 2006

Interesting concept on Nicholass Carr’s weblog mentioning the term “Hardware-as-a-service” and the company that is providing virtualized IT architecture for the masses.

I know that this tends to be a pain-point for some companies that need to scale and need to scale fast, so they might just have a nice business going on here.

Still doesn’t solve the biggest infrastructure bogger of ’em all: power consumption. This is a serious issue needing to be addressed, just ask Google :-)

On a final note: do understand that for your applications to be deployable on these kind of architectures you need to keep certain principles in mind. Scalability is a forethought, performance optimizations are an afterthought.

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