“Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.” – Excerpt from Steve Jobs’ Commencement address at Stanford University in 2005.
Any evolution in its true sense, creates an environment where the old paves way for the new. Servers as we know it are slowly becoming extinct with the advent of the Cloud. The modern day data deluge powered by the cloud has meant the sprouting of large data centers. In fact, data centers have been pivotal in making cloud computing economically viable because of their automated management capabilities. Otherwise selling and provisioning of computing resources would be a nightmare. This goes to show that the evolution of data centers and cloud computing are intrinsically linked. Here are a few statistics:
• By 2018, over 30% of computing workloads are expected to run in the public cloud.
• On an average, 545 cloud services are used by an organisation.
• 27% of business mailboxes in the world are in the cloud.
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