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Handling complexity: cloud means a new approach to IT management (CloudPro)

by 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.

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