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Eight Fundamentals of Enterprise IT

  • Eight Fundamentals of Enterprise IT-

    Each subsequent architectural advancement leads to an increase in scale. Scale exploded as mainframe gave way to client-server and client-server gave way to Web. Today, we’re seeing x86 architectures, virtualization and cloud are all driving growth in the volume of systems that need to be managed.

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Eight Fundamentals of Enterprise IT

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  • Eight Fundamentals of Enterprise IT-7

    Each subsequent architectural advancement leads to an increase in scale. Scale exploded as mainframe gave way to client-server and client-server gave way to Web. Today, we’re seeing x86 architectures, virtualization and cloud are all driving growth in the volume of systems that need to be managed.

Truth is a funny word. It smacks of empirical fact and righteousness.

But truth is not that. It’s subjective — a cocktail of knowledge, experience, context and bias. Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath, admits that an attempt to generalize “truths” about a topic as broad and complex as IT has the potential to come across as presumptuous … or worse!

But, if you look closely, complexity often betrays patterns. For him, these patterns tell a story that gets — if not to the ultimate kernel — in close proximity to the truth.

The following are the eight truths of enterprise IT, from Sorofman’s perspective.

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