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Delivering Utility Computing

Business-driven IT Optimization

Wiley, J,
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Learn how to design and deploy utility computing systems to savecosts and improve the value that IT delivers.
The economic downturn that occurred after the.com boom and busthas put the cost of IT in the spotlight. By following theprinciples of utility computing, also known as on-demand computing,real-time infrastructure, or adaptive enterprise, businesses canimprove the IT services they offer, whilst reducing costs andimproving agility. Delivering Utility Computingproposes and documents a methodology for delivering utilitycomputing, and provides detailed advice on its principles andbenefits. The authors describe a complete and step-by-stepprocess for adapting to a utility computing system, based on provenmethodology.
Delivering Utility Computing:
* Provides a comprehensive description of the utility model,offering guidance on design, deployment and maintenance issues, anda strong section on service level agreements (SLAs).
* Explains in detail how to improve efficiencies and achieve costreduction in the IT department.
* Adopts a thorough approach, taking into account currentbaselines, phasing, task involved, success factors and bestpractice principles.
* Presents a method rooted in theory, yet broad-based andpractical, illustrated throughout with examples and real-world casestudies.
This invaluable text provides CIOs, CFOs, system administrators,IT policy makers and professionals looking to develop utilitycomputing practices in their organizations, as well as researchersin computer science, statisticians, engineers, and graduatestudents, with an in-depth understanding of the concepts andpracticalities of utility computing.

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Titel: Delivering Utility Computing
Autoren/Herausgeber: Guy Bunker, Darren Thomson
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470034187

Seitenzahl: 370
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Dr Guy Bunker is a member of the Institute of ElectricalEngineers (IEE) and holds a PhD in Computer Science and ArtificialNeural Networks from King's College London. His currentrole is Senior Director of Strategic Engineering at VERITAS,managing the Utility Infrastructure Architecture and Futures team.Prior to joining VERITAS 8 years ago, Guy worked for a number ofcompanies including Oracle where he was lead architect forenterprise application development tools. He is an active member ofvarious standards bodies, including the Global Grid Forum and theGrid Market Awareness Council.
Darren Thomson works at VERITAS as a Global PracticeLeader of their Utility Computing Practice, responsible for theservice development and strategic consulting delivery for companiessuch as Sky Television. He has also worked at The Morse Group, aEuropean systems integrator focused on the design andimplementation of critical IT systems in the Financial Services,Telco and Media industries. As a technical strategist, he hascontact with many of today's leading edge companies,including Egenera, VMWare, EMC, Platform Computing andDatacore.

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