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A Complete Guide to Cloud Computing

A Complete Guide to Cloud Computing

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The company whose slogan has been “the network is the
computer” is not one to think of the cloud as a new concept.
They have been trying to sell the technology to businesses
for years, but one that they have learned is that they need
to make cloud technology seem easy for users. In the past,
that was not always the case for Sun. They had a
redundant product known as the Sun Grid, but it did not
take off like it probably would if it were to be introduced
today.

Now they have something more evolved in their fold:
Network.com, which will be an online applications service
that will charge users on a pay per use basis. The idea that
Sun has for this is to be an on-demand server farm so that
as customer needs change, Sun can adapt to that and
provide users with the processing power that they need.

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Also, they have an open source hosting service known as
project Caroline for developers. The idea is to capture the
SaaS provider market with this service. Sun feels that they
are better adept at managing server resources than
individual companies or developers, and they are right.
They would be able to reallocated processing more
efficiently by using their own expertise.

Customers would be able to take advantage of Sun’s
powerful Blade servers for a fraction of the price, but they
don’t expect their customers to completely rid themselves of
all server hardware like some other companies. In fact they
are preparing a new server product to complement Project
Caroline and keep some data in house.

Called the Blackbox, the unit is basically a data center to
store secure files. The idea from Sun is that the cloud
element will simply be “spillover” for what servers like the
Blackbox cannot handle. While Sun is prepared for Internet
services to become prevalent, it appears that they do not
quite believe that larger enterprises are going to become
early adopters of the technology.

A Complete Guide to Cloud Computing

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Email: service@theartofservice.com | Web: http://theartofservice.com | eLearning: http://theartofservice.org
Phone: +61 (0)7 3252 2055 | Brisbane, Australia

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