Many IT managers are not sold on the cloud just yet. But here’s some ammo for making your argument to the CEO on why it’s a good idea.
It seems like IT spent a good percentage of the aughts (a.k.a. the 2000s) getting its arms around server consolidation and virtualization. The advent of 64-bit computing let us shatter the 4GB memory barrier and we could dispense with those rows upon rows of low utilization servers in favor of a virtualized, rack-mounted multiprocessor machine that ran dozens of virtual PCs on one piece of physical hardware. Continue reading