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Database economics in cloud and virtualization

February 11, 2011 No Comments

Many of the most interesting big economic landmarks in IT have happened around what might be called “re-platforming,” as users take existing applications and redeploy them on new platforms, such as we see when applications move from corporate data centers to the Amazon Web Services EC2 or the Rackspace Cloud.

We see this trend every few years, for example when the IT masses switched from the mainframe to the client server world, and then again when we went from big iron Unix to Intel-driven X86 commodity platforms. Today, cloud and virtualization represent the next major re-platforming trend as IT infrastructure looks more and more like a utility.

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