Web-scale principles, architecture, and technologies have helped some of the largest web companies and cloud service providers to build highly successful hyperscale data centers. Enterprises are taking notice. They face challenges, as well as shortcomings in their traditional IT infrastructures, as they compete with public cloud providers and try to respond to user demands. To compete effectively, businesses need to learn lessons from the hyperscale data centers and public cloud providers, and rethink the way they operate.
This report details the fundamentals of web-scale IT and how its principles can be used within enterprise IT. Key topics include principles and design of web-scale, the merging of computing and storage, and turnkey enterprise solutions.