The Promise of Internet Scale Design and Architecture at Cloud Expo NY

Cloud computing revolutionized application design, and changed the way people think about infrastructure. The rise of cloud computing coincided with a new generation of applications and services that required scale. New architecture and design had to take into account low latency network connectivity, geographic distribution, large real-time data stores, the ability to meet demand (while not knowing exactly how much demand to handle), and so much more. We refer to this as Internet Scale. We see a market trend with prospects and customers asking for hybrid hosting environments that include public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, storage and managed hosting. Leveraging these products and services they want to architect and deliver a solution that is Internet Scale. From a technology perspective, what is Internet Scale? Is it really viable to build to Internet Scale in a hosted environment? What does it take to achieve true Internet Scale?

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