Quoted: on Yahoo's 'tech cred'

“I want to bring some of the tech cred back to Yahoo, which has probably been a bit stale over the past few years.”

Mike Kail, Yahoo’s new CIO and senior vice president of infrastructure, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Kail’s plan includes continued focus on Yahoo’s own data centers. “It comes down to deploying infrastructure that can handle the scale — compute and network-wise — for a bunch of mobile endpoints,” the former Netflix executive said. The moves could help Yahoo as it handles lots of data and traffic, and save the company money, too. As the WSJ’s CIO Journal notes, companies such as Google and Facebook control their own servers.

 

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