D-Grid Hitting Industry from All Angles

Wolfgang Gentsch writes in GridToday on the German D-Grid initiative:
“The vision: In the near future, on such an enhanced Internet, all kinds of service providers will offer their services for computing, data, applications and more. On an enhanced World Wide Web, via secure Web portals, we will access grid components like Lego building blocks, which will enable us to dynamically build and dismantle grids “on the fly” according to our specific needs. We will rent or lease the resources required and just pay for what we use. From a bird’s eye view, the business model for grid services will be similar to those for electrical power, water or telephony: our payments will be based on widely agreed billing units that include cost for computers, storage, software, applications, work, electrical power, square footage for the equipment and personnel for maintenance.” Full Story

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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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