The article does a nice job of looking at simplifying your servers while maintaining a secure data center. Shawn does a nice job at looking at the complexity that large data centers run into. He found an interesting data point for and provides some context into the nature of the article:
"as the complexity of a system doubles (defined as the number of security-critical elements), the likelihood of a catastrophic vulnerability increases by a factor of four"
I encourage you all to take a look at the article and let me know what you think: