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November 14, 2008

The Datacenter of the Future — What Was Once Old Is Now New Again

Jon Greaves

In the 60′s and 70′s it was commonplace for companies to use computer resources from a Service Bureau whereby the Service Bureau sold time or computing services on a single mainframe. With the advances in virtualization technology now providing the equivalent of time-sharing not only for computing resources, but for storage and networking, we see the re-emergence of the Service Bureau model as Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors.

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