In a recent post, Alice Horrigan makes the point that members of Gen Y, defined here as anybody born somewhere between 1985 and today, will soon be taking the reigns as administrators and managers of today's data centers. That means people who weren't yet born when the first IBM S/390s rolled off the lines may still be running programs written for those machines. PCs running Windows were a part of most households before they were born.

But the way Gen-Yers expect to run data center environments will be very different. While Horrigan's post is explicitly self-promotional for her employer, CA, it is worth noting how expectations of technology are vastly different from generation to generation.

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