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  • "A retailer (Amazon), an entertainment company (Netflix), an advertiser (Google), a résumé site (LinkedIn), and an address book (Facebook) have ended up shaping the future of [tech] infrastructure," writes a bemused Ashlee Vance. Unsatisfied with the solutions offered by the likes of IBM, HPQ, EMC, NTAP, and ORCL, Web giants have used home-grown hardware and open-source software projects to fulfill their needs. Their ideas and technology are already upending the server industry ... and their impact stands to grow as more companies buy in[View news story]
    The Olympics data is a drop in the bucket compared to the massive amounts of data being generated today by the web and being stored and analysed around Hadoop on hundreds of thousands of low cost (i.e not IBM, HP, Dell, EMC) servers and storage. IBM and others are scrambling to figure out how to compete with their legacy technology, and what made them successful yesterday will not in the future.
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