Virtualization, not Dropbox, is the disruption

By | February 25, 2012
See, it's not about file synchronization. It's about virtualization. Whether you're talking about virtual, dynamically rebalancing LPAR clusters, Amazon hosting for cloud applications, digital versus physical media, music and video lockers… it's all about virtualizing resources and making virtual resources so accessible, performant, user-friendly and cost-effective that there's no real way to avoid it.

Reshared post from +Jon Mallin

"Once you begin using Dropbox, you become more and more indifferent to the hardware you are using, as well as the operating system on that device. Dropbox commoditizes your devices and their OS, by being your “state” system in the sky. Storing credentials and configurations of devices, and even applications are natural next steps for this company. And the further they take it, the less dependent any user becomes of the physical machine (HW and SW) that is accessing that data (and state). Imagine the number of companies, as well as the previous paradigms, this threatens."


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