LAs the classic Don McLean song begins… A long long time ago… except the TestLab version continues there was Blade Server. It makes us reflect on the impact of Cloud Technology. Rather selfishly, we do not get to review Blade Servers, perhaps we will do Cloud Providers instead? But for consumers the issues of selecting and managing server hardware let alone the software on top has diminished.
However aside from an interesting read, if you are selecting a Cloud Provider, whether they be a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or Platform as a Service (PaaS), or some other Industry Term, perhaps some of theses considerations should apply, such as management and I/O performance as just a start.
Regardless of you circumstances, this article reflects jist how far we have come in nearly 20 years.
You can read the article here.