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Cloud computing is being adopted at a rapid rate by both large and small companies. Cloud computing is all about moving from departmental, distributed computing to rapidly provisioned and Internet-accessible shared resources. Shared resources are centralized resources that typically involve consolidation and migration projects.
Migrations from mainframe and midrange systems have been occurring for decades. The legacy migration marketplace is a multimillion-dollar-per-year business, yet there are only around 15,000 mainframes in the world. This pales in comparison to the number of servers that are running relational databases and the number of PCs running client/server ...