Servers, We Hardly Knew Ye

With large firms deploying grids and dabbling in cloud computing, the familiar beige box could go the way of the old Bakelite telephones that families used to rent from the phone company.

Due to space constraints and performance requirements, many firms have wholeheartedly adopted blade servers. With the introduction of solid-state drives (SSDs), the industry is on the verge of truly seeing the complete deconstruction of the standard server.

In the 1990s, as firms began implementing storage area

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