Internal Grid - e.g., Linux Beowolf Cluster
External Grid -- e.g. IBM Computing on Demand
Allocating Storage When Needed Instead of When the Application is Provisioned
Impact on Open Source Obligation to contribute changes back to the community under current GPLv3
IBM announced in October 2007 that it would partner with Google to deliver a cloud computing environment to assist universities in teaching the development of cloud-based parallelized applications. IBM, Google and the University of Washington plan to build clouds based on this technology. Blue Cloud is IBM’s commercialized version of the technology that underpins this joint initiative.
"Cloud computing," as the term is popularly used, refers to the delivery of a range of IT capabilities (such as infrastructure applications) as an externally sourced service.
Import / Export controls
Choice of Law