Web-Scale 101: From Hyper-Convergence to Cloud Infrastructure

Entire ecosystems of server and storage infrastructure, software, applications and tools were built around proprietary platforms from companies such as Digital Equipment Corp, Sun Microsystems, IBM, SGI and many more. Hardware silos were the norm, vendor lock-in was pervasive and the cost of switching between platforms was very high. It was during this era that Storage Area Networks emerged to provide resiliency for the data.

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