Now we know what hyperscale is and have examined the various tiers and characteristics of hyperscale, it’s time to take a look at how have hyperscale data centers evolved.
Each hyperscaler has evolved according to its own commercial drivers whether that be cloud computing, social media, software or content. Companies such as AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have been the leaders, driving the definition and evolution of the hyperscale movement.
IT networks have moved from enterprise to hyperscale, from an office server room to an interconnected data center fleet.
The table below compares the main characteristics of both enterprise and hyperscale data centers:
From architecture and infrastructure to security and administration, hyperscale data centers are in a class of their own.
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