Deja Vu – Containers, Virtualization, and SDN
Everything old is new again. There really is a cyclic nature to many things in live, and technology is no different. It isn’t that the thing that we were doing 5 years ago was wrong, so much as it was the best strategy we could take at the time based on the available technology. When we look over the history of software, hardware, and the way we combine and use them, we will notice some interesting patterns emerging.
Leveraging the best of the past for today and tomorrow
Many of the patterns in technology are surprisingly familiar, but at the same time they also appear to be innovative because there are new use-cases that make them more viable solutions. Recall that the concept of virtualization and logical segmenting of physical hardware has been in place since the days of mainframe and LPAR (Logical PARtition). The centralized compute model also stems from the classic mainframe architecture which was the basis for VDI and many other virtualization concepts.
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