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Web-Scale IT Is Closer Than You Might Think

Published: 10 March 2015

ID: G00272993

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Although for many IT organizations, Web-scale IT is more of an aspirational capability, the reality is that many key elements are available for the enterprise — today. We review the maturity of some key Web-scale-enabling technologies and processes.

Table Of Contents


  • It's Not About the Technology, but the Vision (and Culture)
  • DevOps: (Increasingly) Here Today, and Where the Web-Scale IT Journey Often Begins
  • Web-Oriented Applications: Addressing Emerging Requirements That Are the Key Drivers to a Web-Scale World
  • Industrially Designed Data Centers: The "Last Mile" That Will Help to Engineer Costs Out of Service Delivery

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