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Challenges in the Commercial Adoption of Grid Computing Technologies Ian Osborne Project Director Intellect, London +44 20 7331 2054 +44 7793 258219 firstname.lastname@example.org Agenda Grid Computing Now! Project Overview Progress to date Our pitch The “Playing Field” Plans
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Grid computing harnesses the massive processing power made possible by distributed computing and applies it to business problems.
It does this through virtualising computers, storage and networking resources such that a grid appears as one large computer.
A grid computing infrastructure is capable of managing large peaks of work; managing large amounts of processing and automatically adjusting capacity to meet workload.
When this infrastructure is combined with business systems that allow users to describe their processes, substantial benefits can be obtained.
What benefits does Grid Computing bring to users?
Improved Return on Assets
Business Flexibility & Agility
Managing IT ComplexityWhy Grid Computing?
Email Retail Manuf. ERP CRM
StorageBut today’s data center IT architecture can’t deliver a service effectively
Email Retail Manf. ERP CRM
Service Level & Resource Management
Interface & Access
Business Rules & Functionality
Apps –ERP CRM
3rd party compo-
Integration, Event & Deployment
Federated Data & Information
ProcessingEstablishing Business Process Management
B P M
S O A
S O I
Engage & Influence IT leadership in Sectors with potential
Identify more success stories!
Seize initiative on critical issues
Capitalise on collaborative R&D progress
Generate media attention
Energize community of Grid enthusiasts, experts
Leverage Collaborative Projects
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Industry platformsGrid Computing Now! Plans …
Virtualization and Provisioning
Consolidation / Standardization
Remove waste, Reclaim Capacity, Manage DemandStarting The IT Transformation
Management as a discipline
Today 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Software rental firm targets SMBs (23 August 2006)IBM prepares to make per processor software pricing proprietary (27 July 2006)Open Source for the Enterprise (8 January 2006)Oracle begins Phase IV of per processor pricing offensive (20 December 2005)Microsoft to shelve per processor prices for users willing to get virtual (11 October 2005)BEA gives up on dual-core pricing confusion (23 August 2005)VMware greets new dual-core chips with old world licensing (18 July 2005)Oracle processor core pricing a comedy of fractions (15 July 2005)
Per processor/core used by some
IBM Power Value Units, scaled by processor power
Per “socket” used by others
Multiple concurrent use per “system” agreed by MS (*4)
Site licensing a work around
Software as a Service (SAAS) looms into view, e.g. Salesforce.com
Linux/Opensource, an alternative
But, surely, metering and usage accounting would be best?
E.g. IBM purchase of CIMSMarketplace confusion
Some clarity of thought is required here, led by the Users and their needs!
Service Oriented Enterprise
Business scenarios definedwithin applications
Hubs and Spokes
Enterprise Operations (“Enterprise Hub”)
Ad Hoc Interactions
Enterprise Procedure (“Spokes”)
Paul Butler, IBM
John Easton, IBM
William Fellows, The 451 Group Mark Linesch, HP/GGF
Andy Mulholland, Capgemini
Dave Pearson, Oracle
Vernon Turner, IDC
DTI Innovation Group
National eScience Centre
UK eScience Community
Grid Computing Now! Team
Shaheed Mohammed, Tradermedia
Mark Simpson, Griffiths-WaiteAcknowledgements