"he idea of a heterogeneous environment remains a very powerful force in IT.
Where a heterogeneous environment years ago may have been multiple Unix systems, today it could include two or more types of hypervisors on x86 systems. In the cloud era, being heterogeneous will mean using multiple clouds for compute and storage.
Even Hewlett-Packard, at its big user conference here this week, bowed to that reality, and announced it would support Amazon's hosted system as well as its own through its cloud management systems and services..."
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