Flying in the Cloud

An article by Andy McCabe

The evolution of computing has brought us in a circle. We are back to main frame based services, but now we call it the cloud. It’s not that the sophistication has not increased — it has, in dramatic ways. Computer virtualization and containers, the methodology behind creating computers and applications within the memory of other computers, allows the datacenter to be divided up into infinite pieces of ethereal real estate that can be sold over and over. The bits that make up your working life are rented, not owned and are there only when you need them.

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Originally published in The Standard (Pg. 14; Vol. 280, No. 13)

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