Handling complexity: cloud means a new approach to IT management (CloudPro)
by Andrea Meyer November 9th, 2012
Contributed article by Andrew Mallaband on CloudPro
It’s not that long ago that applications were all stored on mainframes: there was a single computing facility and employees would access this to get their information.
This was slow and cumbersome (and expensive) so there was a drive applications from the mainframe onto distributed systems. There were many reasons for doing so: costs savings in hardware, software and datacentre facilities as well as the promise of greater agility.