Whether you call them hyperscale or webscale, or split the very largest data center owners into two “scale” types, companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple, and even Netflix and LinkedIn, are doing data centers at a different level from enterprise organizations. How different are they, and do any of their strategies translate over? I recommend checking out the articles below to find out!
Webscale companies like Google and Netflix excel at finding ways to redesign processes and networks to take advantage of their massive scale and specialized needs. They’re inspiring, but their solutions don’t translate directly to the needs – and capabilities – of enterprise organizations.
At the same time, enterprise needs to innovate and embrace digital transformation to remain competitive, so what’s a CIO to do? This week’s articles provide a few different angles on the problem, and on possible solutions.
Whether you call them hyperscale or webscale, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are global powerhouses, each with massive data centers pushing the cutting edge of network technology. Generally, I focus on the innovative designs of the data centers themselves, or the technology innovations within, but this week I found a few articles looking at these facilities from less familiar - and in some cases more beautiful - angles.
Read on for more detail, and let me know what you think in the comments below.