The hardware in a modern datacentre is highly configurable. Services run on top a virtual infrastructure whose architecture is defined by "programming" the configuration of the hardware. This invites comparison with the task of computer programming. This paper explores the analogy to see what insight it might provide into the datacentre configuration problem.
|Title of host publication
|The Rise and Rise of the Declarative Datacentre
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 May 2008
|Microsoft Technical Report