Platforms

It was fun to revisit computer history when I was building this list of hardware platforms I have worked on over my career.   Nothing lasts forever in this industry and learning new platforms has to be a way of life.

In ten years the only platform today’s IT graduates will know will be “the cloud”  and they will be stunned to hear businesses spent lots of money building out data centers for their private use.

Servers and Larger

  • Amazon AWS Cloud
  • Apple OSX Server
  • DEC PDP 11 series
  • DEC VAX series
  • Honeywell DPS/6
  • HP3000
  • HP9000
  • IBM 360
  • IBM Systems/32/38
  • Intel based (Compaq/HP/etc)
  • Linux/Unix  ( BSD/Ubuntu/etc)
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Rackspace Private Cloud
  • VMware ESX
  • WANG

Laptop, Desktop, Tablet, and Smartphone

  • Atari 1040
  • Android  Phones  
  • Android Tablets
  • Apple II
  • Apple Mac – OS9/OSX
  • Apple iPhones
  • Apple iPads
  • Comodore 64
  • Dell/HP/Compac – Intel or compatble based
  • Various Unix/Linux

Other Hardware

  • Adtran switches/DSU/CSUs
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Apple TV
  • AT&T/Lucent G3 PBX
  • BigIP load balancers
  • CISCO ASA firewalls
  • Fortinet Phone Systems
  • Google Chromecast
  • Netgear switches
  • Netgear NAS
  • Nortel Meridian PBX
  • Norstar Telephone Systems
  • Novell Networks
  • Octel Voicemail Systems
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Ring Central Telephone System
  • Talkswitch Telephone Systems
  • Various home grade routers
  • Vonage Business Telephone System