Post by Eric Slack (thank you)
It’s true that the concept of the Next Generation Data Center (NGDC) was born in the cloud provider space as a way to describe the infrastructure these companies need to meet their often extreme resource requirements. Cloud providers have to satisfy the appetites for storage, compute and networking that their customers develop, and do so for all of them, simultaneously. And they have to do it often with little advance notice, while under some unforgiving service level agreements – and still turn a profit. Interestingly, these are the same kinds of demands being placed on the traditional “mainstream” environments.
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