Friday May 29, 2020

Data Centres: Changing roles of data centres

Data centres have moved into the heart of all ICT and everything we do online and even offline, writes Leslie Faughnan

1st March, 2015

Data centres have been with us since the dawn of computing, certainly since the late 1940s with the US army’s ENIAC Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. Then, and arguably today with cloud computing, the data centre and the computer were almost synonymous.

That was certainly true in the reign of the mainframe in the 1960s and 1970s. The advent of cloud computing may seem revolutionary, but in reality it is a logical extension...

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