Grid Computing and the Future of Cloud ComputingJan 22, 2010, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Schiff)
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"Yet despite the promise of grid computing and the efforts of major vendors such as Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and HP (NYSE: HPQ), grid computing failed to catch on in mainstream enterprises, remaining mainly the province of governmental and scientific institutions with data-intensive storage and computing needs and few users. Enterprise uses have been more along the lines of R&D and data-intensive financial simulations instead of the mainstream data centers the technology's proponents had hoped to win over.
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