Today in Cloud

I’m beginning to wonder whether when we’ll finally figure out how to transition from the client-server world into the webscale world. Today alone, I’ve read posts bemoaning the analysis of log files at web scale, comparing NoSQL against OLTP systems, and questioning Dell’s stance of mandating expensive hard drives in new servers. The problems have been mounting for years and, indeed, there are solutions in the works, but it looks like were a ways out. Both vendors and customers have work to do to manage their transitions into this new way of doing things.