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THE EVOLUTION OF CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURES [INFOGRAPHIC]
Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model. Back in 2007, converged infrastructures were, in essence, bundles of server, storage and network products, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined units. These infrastructures could be delivered as integrated appliances or as integrated reference architecture, and were, the first step towards advanced cloud infrastructures of today. However, these systems were extremely difficult to deploy and operate, and their support required excessive expenses. DOWNLOAD