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Business Grid Computing - The Evolution of the Infrastructure

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Grid computing is a new approach to providing a virtualised infrastructure enabling businesses to maximise flexibility and system response while minimising asset costs.  According to research carried out by Quocirca, 52% of large European companies have little to no knowledge of the loading of their existing infrastructure assets, while half of the assets in those companies that do have knowledge of the loadings are heavily under utilised.

This report, while focusing on the business impact of Grid computing, looks at what constitutes a Grid, how Grids work and interoperate at a conceptual level, and where Grid computing offers “quick win” gains.  The report also looks at the issues involved with implementing and managing a Grid architecture, and looks at some of the existing perceptions of Grid computing identified through primary research.