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ALSO CALLED: On-demand Computing, On Demand Computing
DEFINITION: On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed. The resources may be maintained within the user's enterprise, or made available by a service provider. The on-demand model was developed to overcome the common challenge to an enterprise of being able to meet fluctuating demands efficiently. Because an enterprise's  … 
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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

Akorri

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): …  demand on computing resources can vary drastically from one time to another, maintaining sufficient resources to meet peak requirements can be costly. Conversely, if the enterprise cuts costs by only maintaining minimal computing resources, there will not be sufficient resources to meet peak requirements. On-demand computing products are rapidly becoming prevalent in the marketplace. Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems are among the more prominent on-demand vendors. These companies refer to their on-demand products and services by a variety of names. IBM calls theirs … 
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