Three streams of IT Evolution

As reported in WebWereld, various vendors and almost every analyst are defining cloud computing differently. Turns out what we are really seeing is three streams of IT evolution:
“Three streams of evolution are occurring in the enterprise IT space at almost the same time. The first is in supercomputing, which according to Staten, is moving from extremely large, single systems to clusters of inexpensive systems, and is being redefined as high performance computing (HPC). It is now entirely x86-based systems in large quantities grouped together with parallel computing technologies. This is where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are heading to as well. As some ISP services are being increasingly commoditized, ISPs are finding it hard to improve margins. So, they are chasing higher levels of enterprise functions. ISPs are moving in two probable directions: software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and managed services provider (MSP).” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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