At VMWorld 2008, the company announced its vCloud and vClient initiatives. Find out how a Canadian analyst describes the virtualization battle today and how a clothing maker plans to use the technology
As innovation helps keep the Canadian economy competitive, and innovation thrives on research and development, IT decision-makers are often hard pressed for faster, larger computing resources that are capable of supporting massive simultaneous workloads.
Sun Microsystems Inc. has delayed the rollout of the Sun Grid, an Internet-based "utility" service that has been under development since late last year. A lack of computing resources has pushed back the public launch of Sun Grid, originally slated to go live in the first few months of 2005, to as late as July, Sun executives said.
Grid computing can deliver the equivalent of an operating system that makes the Internet into a massive virtual computing machine, letting users harness the power of many host systems without worrying about the complexity of the technology, an IBM Corp. executive said here Wednesday.