On the Origin of Utility Computing

Grid Today looks at Utility Computing and the different models out there including Sun’s Network.com:
“When it launched in March 2006, Network.com users were required to write their own applications to fit the Solaris-based grid, which they could then get up and running via a Web interface. Since then, however, Sun has been tweaking Network.com to make it more user-friendly, most noticeably by adding an application catalog featuring a variety of applications across a range of industries. Customers using these pre-configured applications simply submit their data and the application runs — there is no need to write or rewrite code to specifically fit the Network.com infrastructure.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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