LinuxPlanet: IBM Package Expand Grids on Linux (and Elsewhere)
Aug 31, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)
"In a move hailed by some analysts as an 'industry first,' IBM
has rolled out the Grid and Grow offering, an attempt to expand the
market for grid computing on Linux and other platforms with
flexible, preconfigured bundles of hardware, middleware and
services priced as low as US$49,000.
"'Many companies recognize the advantages of grid computing, but
they also perceive it as complex. They're willing to put in a
Linux-based environment, but they want to introduce (the new
operating environment) in a nondisruptive way,' according to Al
Bunshaft, IBM's VP of sales and business development for IBM's Grid
and Virtualization arm..."