The Four Types of System Architectures

In the past, data centre computing was characterised by large, integrated resources called mainframes. As shared computing resources became more decentralized and affordable, these resources split into distributed computing layers of servers, storage, networks and software. To curb the proliferation of distributed IT sprawl, these computing layers were pooled and virtualized for maximum efficiency and […] Read more »

The Cloud Is Programmed To Receive

At Oracle Open World 2011, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took a stab at Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff calling Salesforce.com ‘the ultimate vendor lock-in’ and claimed that ‘you can check in but you can’t check out’ of Salesforce.com. I don’t know about you but this immediately reminded me of part of the famous Eagles song, ‘Hotel […] Read more »