utility computing


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utility computing

Pay-per-usage processing from a datacenter service provider. Customers access the computers in the datacenter via private lines or over the Internet and are charged for the amount of computing time they use in CPU seconds, minutes and hours. Also called "on-demand computing," utility computing was originally based on proprietary standards; however, it evolved into "cloud computing," which uses global standard Internet and Web protocols. If the service provider includes the application programs, it is called an "application service provider" (ASP) and falls under the umbrella of "software-as-a-service" (SaaS). See cloud computing, ASP and SaaS.
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Cloud computing is a platform incorporating many recent technologies under one platform, including the SaaS model, Web 2.0, grid computing, and utility computing, so that a variety of resources can be provided to users over the Internet.
As a 'Utility Computing' system development platform, it is considered to be a new concept, and is as yet rarely found in Japan.
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Utility computing has emerged over the past few years as the most promising approach to align the costs of IT to the business value.
With client PCs the most underutilized resource of all, the Alliance is focused on extending virtualization to the desktop to help provide a foundation for utility computing.
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Utility computing is a model that can go a long way towards taming the beast, but only if it evolves to meet both technology and business needs demands.
Current efforts to solve that problem have focused on approaches such as utility computing, says DeWitt, which mask the infrastructure challenge.
PolyServe, Inc., Beaverton, Ore., has introduced a breakthrough in utility computing for mission-critical applications with the unveiling of the PolyServe Matrix Manager for Linux-based server and storage clusters.
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That's a tremendous ROI in 24 months." Next on the docket is utility computing, and Wagner plans to proceed with VERITAS as his partner.
Network attached processing, which eliminates the need for capacity planning at the individual application level, will be a core technology solution in Nissho's utility computing strategy, which focuses on providing computing power on demand and outsourcing computing resources.