The Challenge of the Computer Utility

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ASIN: B000O121OS

Some notes on Utility Computing by Ivan I. Ivanov:

Utility Computing is not a new concept. It involves organizing and providing a wide range of computing-related services as public utilities. Much like water, gas, electricity and telecommunications, the concept of computing as public utility was announced in 1955. Utility Computing remained a concept for near 50 years. Now some models and forms of Utility Computing are emerging such as storage and server virtualization, grid computing, and automated provisioning. Recent trends in Utility Computing as a complex technology involve business procedures that could profoundly transform the nature of companies’ IT services, organizational IT strategies and technology infrastructure, and business models. In the ultimate Utility Computing models, organizations will be able to acquire as much IT services as they need, whenever and wherever they need them. Based on networked businesses and new secure online applications, Utility Computing would facilitate “agility-integration” of IT resources and services within and between virtual companies. With the application of Utility Computing there could be concealment of the complexity of IT, reduction of operational expenses, and converting of IT costs to variable ‘on-demand’ services. How far should technology, business and society go to adopt Utility Computing forms, modes and models?

ISBN : 0240507177

Publisher : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Author : D F Parkhill

Format : Hardback

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3183. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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