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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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Utility Computing Reports
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Making the case for the cloud in common use airport technology
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from Amadeus looks at the business case for cloud computing in airports.
Posted: 04 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Jul 2014

Building your road map to cloud
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
PODCAST: Many organizations understand the core benefits of the cloud, but there remains a level of uncertainty about how to begin to leverage cloud. We help organizations plan their cloud strategy.
Posted: 04 Apr 2011 | Premiered: Apr 4, 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

E-Guide: Evaluating the Impact of Cloud Technology on IT Staff and Resources
sponsored by Insight Integrated Systems
EGUIDE: This e-guide from explains why increased IT staffing may be needed with cloud computing implementation. Gain insight into how this technology can optimize capacity and utilize IT resources effectively. Also, discover which steps to take to ensure job security even during the shift to a cloud computing infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

Insight Integrated Systems

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

Presentation Transcript: Virtualization 101 - Part 1 Virtualization Overview
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, learn how virtualization can benefit your disaster recovery and high availability strategy. Discover the differences between physical and virtual environments and learn about architectural considerations to support virtualization.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 18 Nov 2010

Dell and VMware

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.

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


E-Book: Network Planning for Cloud Computing
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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

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.

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


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

Presentation Transcript: Virtualization 101 - Part 1 Virtualization Overview
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, learn how virtualization can benefit your disaster recovery and high availability strategy. Discover the differences between physical and virtual environments and learn about architectural considerations to support virtualization.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Nov 2009

Dell and VMware

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


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


Leading Insurance, Financial and Banking Services Provider Replaces Citrix with Ericom's Server Based Computing Solution
sponsored by Ericom Software
CASE STUDY: Western Financial group was facing a challenge to provide insurance brokers with remote access from the organization's core insurance application running on Windows terminal Servers, so to overcome this issue they moved on to Ericom.
Posted: 10 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ericom Software

Virtualization: Management Ascendant
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Virtualization and Resource Utilization: Saving You Effort, Time and Money
sponsored by Data Center Decisions
PRESENTATION: In this presentation from Data Center Decisions 2006, Andrew Kutz, Operating Systems Specialist, University of Texas, shows how to maximize resource utilization using VMware's Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and demystifies some of i...
Posted: 31 Oct 2006 | Published: 31 Oct 2006

Data Center Decisions

Logitech Implements Akamai EdgeComputingSM for Java to Extend Marketing-Driven, Promotional Contest
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
CASE STUDY: EdgeComputing for Java is a new deployment model for enterprise Java Web applications in which the customer selects components of the applications to run on the Akamai network, taking advantage of the global reach.
Posted: 08 Jun 2004 | Published: 01 Mar 2003

Akamai Technologies
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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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