For many, web-scale IT is an alien and drastic approach being met with fear and resistance. So the first question for any organization should be; what is it? Cameron Haight, Gartner’s chief of research for infrastructure and operations, coined the term “Web-scale IT” earlier 2014 as a way to describe the new ways organizations leverage technology to provide their customers with content quickly and at massive scale.
In Haight’s report titled “The Long-Term Impact of Web-Scale IT Will Be Dramatic,” the term is defined as “a system-oriented architectural pattern that enables the rapid and scalable development and delivery of Web-based IT services leveraging agile, lean and continuous principles.” Some of the biggest players include cloud service providers like Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Jan 20th, 2015
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