More than two decades ago, when the world was busy learning Windows on desktops, Y2K was still a few years away. Being able to open multiple windows on our desktops created a new window of opportunity for those who wanted to do multiple things simultaneously. Desktop computing soared and Microsoft catapultedto a different orbit.
As we opened Windows on our desktops, Mosaic (Netscape) opened up a new window to the world, and to the Web through the Netscape browser. It garnered 75% market share within a quarter of its release and an IPO followed within 10 months. The IPO was so successful that it inspired a whole generation of entrepreneurs to start tech business. More importantly, as Thomas Friedman said,“Netscape has made the world flat by democratizing the web.”
Consumer applications started being part of our lives with mobile phones glued to our palms in the post-2007 era. Performance and personalization demanded real-time response at the speed of tap, scroll, and swipe left, swipe right (multiple fingers on mobile as opposed to one mouse in a laptop). The Internet’s scale and resilience has become the defining opportunity of this era. This is where cloud started changing the game of computing with its spider web around the world.
Over the years, Cloud has become an omnipotent force with omnipresent spider web of Cloud zones, regions, clustering across zones/regions, load balancing, containerized scaling, platform services and now with serverless computing. Let alone the fact that cloud today stores more than 1 Exabyte (1024 petabyte) of data and is scaling beyond that, what is fascinating about cloud is that every layer is programmable and can be consumed as a service on demand at the scale you need.
After working with cloud platforms for several years, it dawned on me that the new LAMP stack is now running on the cloud.
As they say, the power of technology lies not in the technology itself but in how it brings business outcome or business value to end users. At Wipro, our Cloud Architects help our customers make right decisions in each layer of cloud stack above to generate business value for end customers/consumers:
Long live the new LAMP!
Principal Architect with the Global Enterprise Architecture Consulting practice
Samit Das is a Principal Architect with the Global Enterprise Architecture Consulting practice. He creates solution blueprints for digital transformation journeys and helps customers adopt emerging technology ecosystems and innovate. Prior to his current role with Wipro, he was involved in building digital solutions and platforms for digital marketing, customer experience, and crafting solution architecture for large transformation programs. He has wide experience in enterprise architecture patterns, digital disruption and competitive differentiation using architecture vision and principles. He is a passionate Toastmaster and speaks at different forums and conferences on Humor, Communication, Storytelling, Leadership, Teamwork, Winning, Technology, and Digital Disruption.