Web-Scale IT

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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.

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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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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.