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ALSO CALLED: Computational Grids, Cluster Computing, Grid Control
DEFINITION: Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) is a set of standards defining the way in which information is shared among diverse components of large, heterogeneous grid systems. In this context, a grid system is a scalable wide area network (WAN) that supports resource sharing and distribution. OGSA is a trademark of the Open Grid Forum.OGSA definitions and criteria apply to hardware, platforms and software  … 
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Cloud Computing Clusters For Dummies, AMD Special Edition
sponsored by AMD and SGI
EBOOK: There’s a lot more to cloud computing than you may realize. This book gives you a short intro to the topic with a focus on what hardware you need to support your entry into the cloud. It also focuses specifically on AMD’s offerings in the space. You can use this book for down-to-earth advice for planning your move into the cloud.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 02 Jul 2010

AMD and SGI

E-Book: Network Planning for Cloud Computing
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Cloud computing comes in different shapes and sizes, and the architecture used will have an impact on the network. Network managers must be involved in on the cloud architecture decision and must understand the impact that private, public, or hybrid clouds will have on the network. Read on to learn more about network planning for cloud computing.
Posted: 26 May 2010 | Published: 26 May 2010

SearchNetworking.com

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.

Harness the Power of the Cloud for Grid Computing and Batch Processing Applications
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: Learn how you can save by only paying for what you use and no more. See first-hand how scheduling issues can be a thing of the past. And for projects that require massive resources, you'll see how you can complete your projects in less time for the same cost.
Posted: 20 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Apr 20, 2010

RightScale

What you Need to Do Coming out of a Downturn (and How to Actually get it Done)
sponsored by Infor
EBOOK: Now is the best possible time to re-engineer your organization for peak performance. With just a few smart moves you can position your organization to come out of the downturn even more successful than before and for years or decades to come. Read on to learn more about these 6 smart moves that will ensure success.
Posted: 20 Apr 2010 | Published: 19 Apr 2010

Infor

Accelerate Your Data Processing in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services and RightScale
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: In this Webinar, we show you how to improve your processing of real time financial analytics with RightScale and AWS. We show a live demonstration of how a hedge fund would run a scalable grid application environment that is automated, resilient to errors, and auditable.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Mar 17, 2010, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

RightScale

Evaluating and Contracting for Cloud Financials Best Practice Considerations
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Choosing a cloud computing solution can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? What questions do you ask? What do you specifically need to look out for? This paper answers these questions and more. Continue reading to learn the best practices for choosing a cloud computing solution.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Intacct Corporation

E-Book: Manufacturing IT Guide - How to Evaluate and Buy Small to Mid-Size ERP Platforms
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: This E-Book offers best practices for SMBs and midmarket organizations evaluating ERP platforms and provides suggestions on how to avoid procurement pitfalls.
Posted: 04 Mar 2010 | Published: 04 Mar 2010

IQMS

Webinar: Benefits of Grid Computing in the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: See how pharmaceutical, insurance, and Web 2.0 companies are using grid computing to reduce costs and speed processing. You’ll learn how to set up a scalable compute array using RightScale's Grid Edition.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 25, 2010

RightScale

Hitachi Data Systems Agile Cloud
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Hitachi Data Systems agile cloud portfolio of technologies accelerates and simplifies the adoption of enterprise cloud computing environments. This unique approach consolidates and dynamically automates IT resources to ensure security, elasticity and reliability in a scalable and cost effective manner.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

What's Inside Internal Storage Clouds?
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: This TechReport gives the lowdown on what constitutes an internal storage cloud. Download to learn how these internal clouds will cut costs and help you manage enterprise data storage more efficiently.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Jan 2010

3PAR

Making the Business Case for Data Centre Consolidation
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to see how grid computing is delivering above and beyond the promises of virtualization. You'll also learn how grid computing is especially impactful in database consolidation with results like better availability, scalability, flexibility, lower costs, and better service levels of every kind.
Posted: 13 Jan 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Oracle Corporation

E-book: Windows Servers and Storage - Choosing Your Server
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EBOOK: This eBook provides comprehensive information about servers and server implementation to help IT managers choose the best option for their storage needs.
Posted: 28 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Enterprise Grid Solutions from Sun and Oracle: Taking IT to a Higher Level
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: If you're already running your business on an enterprise grid—good. And if you're running on Sun and Oracle—even better. But if you want to maximize the advantages of your grid, it's time to upgrade to the latest generation of enterprise grid computing products from Sun and Oracle.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Nov 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Windows Server Provisioning for High Availability
sponsored by Marathon Technologies
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Businesses rely heavily on their servers, so if they fail productivity is lost. This expert webcast explores the dangers of unplanned server downtime. Discover some of the most important planning, configurations and management issues for server high availability.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 23 Oct 2009

Marathon Technologies

Chapter 3: SaaS on the Rise, but Does It Deliver?
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: The emergence of Software as a Service-based applications has enabled organizations to get new applications up and running quickly and cheaply, saving resources for mission-critical tasks.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 07 Oct 2009

SearchCRM

Virtualization - Aligning IT Supply With Business Demand
sponsored by Arrow ECS HP Group and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization allows you to dynamically allocate and manage resources in a utility-like way. It helps you break down the rigid IT structures that inhibit business agility. Virtualization also helps you increase utilization of valuable computing resources.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

Arrow ECS HP Group and Intel

VMware Fault Tolerance Recommendations and Considerations on VMware vSphere 4
sponsored by HP, Intel, & VMware
WHITE PAPER: As dependencies on computing increase, ensuring that applications are highly available becomes more critical. This paper gives VMware fault tolerance recommendations and considerations on VMware vSphere 4.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

HP, Intel, & VMware

Cloud backup tutorial: How to leverage cloud backup services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EBOOK: In this tutorial on cloud backup, you will learn the pros and cons cloud backup, how cloud storage is changing data protection and disaster recovery and the differences in the cost of cloud backup vs. traditional backup.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Iron Mountain

Migrate Oracle Forms to the Web: Making the Business Case
sponsored by CipherSoft, Inc., A subsidiary of Unify Corp.
WHITE PAPER: There are many reasons organizations are currently migrating their Oracle Forms applications to the Web. This white paper will discuss those issues and review the challenges that can occur during a conversion project. As well, it will discuss the options for migrating Oracle Forms, including moving to Forms 10g and migrating to Java.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

CipherSoft, Inc., A subsidiary of Unify Corp.

11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

E-book: Choosing Your Server-- What Every IT Manager Must Know About Selecting, Installing and Implementing the Proper Server Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This eBook provides comprehensive information about servers and server implementation to help IT managers choose the best option for their storage needs.
Posted: 15 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Transforming a Global Data Center Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Intel's use of virtualization and grid computing reduces energy consumption and boosts utilization, enabling them to share compute servers by removing physical, geographical, and organizational boundaries and allowing Intel to avoid more than USD 30 million in 2007 capital purchases.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

eBook: The Data Center Of The Future
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EBOOK: Enterprise CIOs are adopting green IT and other new technologies to improve data center efficiencies. In this ebook learn more about how IT organizations are using green IT, virtualization, storage capacity planning and even cloud computing to realize energy savings and lower hardware and power costs in the data center.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 19 Mar 2009

Dell Compellent

Oracle VM and NetApp Storage-Best Practices Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews a virtualization strategy that leverages grid technology to dynamically share resources like servers, storage, and networking. This combination helps reduce power and space requirements.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation
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GRID COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  in standards-based grid computing. The OGSA is, in effect, an extension and refinement of the service-oriented architecture (SOA). The OGSA addresses ongoing issues and challenges such as authentication, authorization, policy negotiation and enforcement, administration of service-level agreements, management of virtual organizations and customer data integration. For a Web service to be considered a grid service, it must allow clients to easily discover, update, modify and delete information about the service's state, define how the service evolves and ensure ongoing compatibility with other services. … 
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