A tale of yore:
And from whence the light of the heavens did shimmer upon them from the clouds above, yea the Server Huggers did at first protest.
Yet, as the virtual supplanted the corporeal — these shells of the buzzing contrivance — they did wilt wearily as the compression of the rings unyieldingly did set upon them.
And strangely, once shod of their vestigial confines, they learned once again to rejoice and verily did they, of their own accord, assume the mantle of the make-believe server clan, and march forward lofting their standards high to readily bear their mark of the VM.
But as the once earth-bound, now ethereal, ascended their offers to the heavens and their clouds, the vessels of their capital dissolved their curtailment once more.
The VMs became vapor, their service, the yield. This tribe, once coupled to the shrines of their wanton packaging, became unencumbered once more.
Yet when these offers were set free upon the land, their services — compliant, supple and malleable — were embraced as a newfound purse, and the Clan of the App guarded them jealously once again, hoarding their prize from the undeserving.
Their reign, alas, did not last; their bastions eroded as the platforms that once gained them allegiance crumbled with the surfeit of consumption — their dispersion widespread and resources taxed.
Thus became the rule of the Data Clan whose merit lay in wait as the pretenders of the Cloud were forced to kneel in subservience.
For their data was big and they clutched it to their bosom as they once did their apps, VMs and carnal heat pumps…
It’s interesting to see how in such a short time we’ve seen the following progression:
Server Huggers > VM Huggers > App Huggers > Data Huggers
I wonder what’s next in the lineage of hugs?