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eWeek: Enterprises Seek Direction on Utility Computing Front

Feb 03, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hicks)

"Utility computing holds promise because of its basis in lower-cost hardware and software, but enterprises require better ways to manage and provision their computing resources before they can fully take advantage of the model, said panelists at a Linux conference here on Wednesday.

"To a large extent, enterprises have moved into utility computing by accident as they have expanded their use of x86-based systems and the open-source Linux operating system, according to a panel at the OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit. As more applications and business processes rely on that architecture, demands on enterprise data centers to manage disparate systems have increased dramatically..."

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