Following up on yesterday’s post we have Stephen O’Grady from RedMonk looking at specialization vs. general purpose from a general industry perspective: A Swing of the Pendulum: The Shift Towards Specialized Hardware and Software. Excellent read:

What might be different this time around is that on a macro basis, the market is showing an increased appetite for specialization at every level. Combine that with a driving need to maximize performance while minimizing the expense, both in power and datacenter floor space, and the opportunities may be there where they traditionally have not been.

Check back tomorrow for the closing of this mini-series on specialization vs. general purpose.

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