Software Licensing Gridlock
Jeff Mathers, senior consultant in Johnson & Johnson's research innovation division believes that the move to grid computing requires a change in how many application vendors license their products.
He says, “In many cases, they have to move from a model based on a large CPU device, to a more distributed model that could be based on a [specific] site or even regions.”
Much of grid computing’s appeal centers on the fact that it enables companies to harness server, mainframe, and even workstation resources across a wide area. Typically, these deployments employ complex virtualization technologies, and applications need to be shared across a broad range of computing platforms.
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