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Horizontal abstraction: The data center in a single view

Luke Kanies, CEO of automation software vendor Puppet Labs, believes that a single abstraction—and the visibility it will provide—is necessary in the application-centric world.

Luke Kanies likes to talk about abstraction.

The founder and CEO of Puppet Labs, an ascendant purveyor of IT automation software, believes the traditionally rigid lines of computing are becoming noticeably blurred. The carefully constructed domains of systems and expertise are colliding.

“Servers used to be the center of everything,” Kanies explains.

“They changed the most, received the most attention, and were heavily virtualized while other infrastructure systems remained largely static.”

This server-centric model is no longer viable, he claims. In today’s fast-changing and hyper-connected...

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