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Web-Scale IT

Definition - What does Web-Scale IT mean?

Web-scale IT is the approach used for delivering large-scale cloud computing resources and infrastructure within an enterprise IT environment. It includes all measures and practices that allow large, established cloud-based firms to achieve a higher level of service delivery.

Techopedia explains Web-Scale IT

Web-scale IT primarily describes how cloud enterprises such as Google and Amazon Web Services are using a set of IT solutions and services to deliver an enterprise-class, cloud-enabled, Web-scalable IT infrastructure. It calls for designing cloud-based data centers and IT Infrastructures that offer services beyond scalability to include agility and supreme service levels.

The following are some of the characteristics of Web-scale IT:

  • Industrial data centers
  • Web-oriented architectures
  • Programmable management
  • Agile processes
  • Collaborative organization processes
  • Continuous learning culture

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