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ALSO CALLED: On-demand Computing, On Demand Computing
DEFINITION: Utility computing is a service provisioning model in which a service provider makes computing resources and infrastructure management available to the customer as needed, and charges them for specific usage rather than a flat rate. Like other types of on-demand computing (such as grid computing), the utility model seeks to maximize the efficient use of resources and/or minimize associated costs. The  … 
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Oracle Grid Computing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Oracle Grid computing architecture features many powerful techniques that improve energy efficiency and data center productivity. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

Cloud Computing Security: Making Virtual Machines Cloud-Ready
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the delivery model of cloud computing that is also called utility computing, or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It looks at the security implications and challenges that IaaS presents and offers best practices to service providers and enterprises hoping to leverage IaaS and so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

The Building Blocks for Private Cloud: Automation, Virtualization, and Cloud Service Management
sponsored by newScale, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the building blocks for private cloud, which include virtualization, automation and cloud service management. Read on to learn more about each building block and how they can be used to create a successful private cloud.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

newScale, Inc.

Virtualization: Clouds on the Horizon - Managing Virtualized Data Centers Now and in the Future
sponsored by Akorri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization technology is revolutionizing IT, it has taken root in large, medium and small enterprises throughout the world, and we are only just beginning to fully grasp the transformational potential of this technology.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008


Virtualization: Management Ascendant
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn more about the potential, but avoidable issues related to virtualization.
Posted: 05 Dec 2006 | Published: 09 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company
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UTILITY COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  word utility is used to make an analogy to other services, such as electrical power, that seek to meet fluctuating customer needs, and charge for the resources based on usage rather than on a flat-rate basis. This approach, sometimes known as pay-per-use or metered services is becoming increasingly common in enterprise computing and is sometimes used for the consumer market as well, for Internet service, Web site access, file sharing, and other applications.Another version of utility computing is carried out within an enterprise. In a shared pool utility model, an enterprise centralizes its computing … 
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