The Gap between Web-scale and Enterprise IT

The big Internet companies like , , and are having a profound impact on the IT ecosystem. Wikibon has been tracking the infrastructure developments for the past few years (see much of this at Wikibon.org/SLI – our Software-led Infrastructure page) and how both the operational models and technologies used are impacting service providers and enterprise environments. The (or ) companies still only make up about 20% of IT revenue, but more significantly, most of the growth (see server revenue as a barometer of this activity). There are significant differences between the applications in hyperscale (custom written to optimize for massive scale) and enterprise (typically off-the shelf), so the theme is not that the enterprise of tomorrow will look like the web companies of today.

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