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The end times as defined by.. Software Definition?

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    The end times as defined by.. Software Definition?

    One of the writers on the Register has gone a bit mad prophet-y on us, exclaiming that the age of Software Defined Everything is almost upon us and will doom swathes of IT job titles:

    I, for one, welcome the rise of the Infrastructure Endgame Machines (warning: 5 pages long)

    He does raise some interesting points, as SD* will make stuff a hell of a lot easier to deal with and manage than bodging together proprietary protocol sets. Take OpenStack as an example. I need to look properly at it but can appreciate just how massive a help that would be if implemented properly.

    However: I'm not entirely convinced that the author's proclamations of Doom and Gloom will be upon us anytime soon. Corporate inertia is a powerful thing, and why are many companies going to pay more cash for stuff that'll essentially require infrastructure rearchitecting when the existing setups do the job well enough and are stable? If this does happen it'll take time and possibly the deaths of the "old guard" to really change. Or will it?

    I have completely no idea what you are talking about.

    Which probably means when the doom arrives, I will have no idea why.

    Ignorance is bliss, keep invoicing, and making clients feel safe and happy.