This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The changing data centre: Impact of networking costs
Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist for Telia Carrier, says lower
networking hardware costs are forcing data centers and metro networks to
fundamentally change how they conduct their business: “Any location
with fiber can now become a data center, opening up new opportunities
for designing, managing, and operating cloud and on-demand computing
resources.” In the past the networking hardware costs were extremely prohibitive,
and so connecting different data centers to each was often an expensive
exercise. Organizations such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Intel have
been at the forefront of the software designed revolution in computing,
and they are now moving into the networking arena with SDN and SD-WAN.
This is displacing the traditional costly propriety silicon purveyors on
network equipment. With lower costs and higher speed connections, the
dynamics are changing. In turn this is transforming the costs associated
with data centers, public, hybrid and private clouds – making them more
accessible and more affordable.