More than ever, the network is the computer. And the network is growing fast.
Architectural battle on how applications are built. Horizontal scalability is key. Eventual consistency. Tightly coupled architectures cause a lot of problems. Inflexible and complex, it doesn’t scale.
Layering decouples parts of the system. Provisioning of applications is decoupled from the provisioning of the infrastructure. This leads to a revolution in how applications are built.
The cloud becomes “turtles all the way down”
Networking is a platform…needs to be managed as a system. It is the computer, and this is just the beginning.